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Originally posted by sminkeypinkey
The characters in Germany or Italy that were talking about this were not 'heavyweight' or 'serious' people (an Italian 'social affairs Minister' from a junior party in the coalition gov was as senior as it got IIRC).
The rest was newspapers talking about the fact that anyone was talking about it at all.
Originally posted by Lonestar24
I dont know about the italians, but Wolfgang Clement and Hans Eichel are THE heavyweights in german economic politics. However, I dont see any realistic considerance to abandon the € now or within the medium future.
Discontent with the euro within the power circles in europe probably has to do more with politicians playing on people's fears about the EU as well as a pathetic vote getting startegy.