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Fate of EURO by Loretto on 27 February 2010 11:26pm
Should EU Countries abandon the EURO and go back to their own currency? Can they even do that???

Re: Fate of EURO by peripatetically on 27 February 2010 11:32pm
I haven't traveled to Europe since the EURO began so I don't know how it feels. I liked the old way actually, I do know that. But financially, I have no idea what's best for people and/or their countries.
Re: Fate of EURO by suzulu on 28 February 2010 12:24am
I don't know what's best either. But I think the European countries are losing their individuality.
Re: Fate of EURO by perfectbitch on 28 February 2010 11:21am
Although the we sill use stirling, I have found it very convenient to use the euro when traveling on the mainland.

As for the loss of national identity, I think that there are many other factors influencing this trend. You have to remember that this area has always been somewhat politically volatile and it is possible that we will see further divisions of territory.

Many people here feel that we are losing our national identity mainly due to the influence of other cultures. Eg. Favourite British meal is now Chicken Tikka Masalla. Eg.Schools where there is a majority of pupils with a different language as a mother tongue, much is done to accommodate them. Specialist English teacher and providing GCSE courses in Arabic, Islamic studies etc. And we don't even have the euro!

The sooner we can all come together as one country (One world, One race - the human race)the better.

Most people don't react well to change and there is no doubt that great changes are happening all over the world.

Re: Fate of EURO by johnnythemonkey on 28 February 2010 12:13pm
Changes all over the world ? It seems the world is coming to Britain and Londonistan in particular. English will soon be a second language in the capital.
Re: Fate of EURO by peripatetically on 28 February 2010 12:51pm
I really don't like the idea of one world , one government, etc. We are all different and have different needs. One world, one people sounds like trouble for everybody. Just don't like it. Sounds dangerous to me. You will still have nationalism. Look back at the Austro-Hungarian empire. Although under one rule with certain individual rights, they still each wanted their individualism. A lot of revolts.
Re: Fate of EURO by Loretto on 28 February 2010 1:20pm
Unless I am reading the article incorrectly, it mentions that when each country had its own currency it could inflate or devalue the currency according to the economies needs. Because Germany is doing so well it is making the Euro remain high, causing countries like Spain, Greece, Italy, Ireland and Portugal to have high costs of living. I think the Euro has contributed to a loss of identity and raised the cost of living for most Europeans.
Re: Fate of EURO by kazzzz on 28 February 2010 1:29pm
Let's do away with money! We can use creme eggs as a barter system instead.
Re: Fate of EURO by Loretto on 28 February 2010 1:44pm
I'm with you kazzz, how many creme eggs would a creme egg cost?
Re: Fate of EURO by bIG bLOGGER on 28 February 2010 2:12pm
It depends where you buy it. If you wanted to buy a creme egg in Greece,for example,you would currently need about 20 creme eggs to make the purchase.
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