Creating a common currency
area means replacing indifference by cooperation and conflict. In this sense
the Eurozone crisis might not be a deadly challenge to the whole European
construct, but rather become a further step towards a European society.
The harmonisation of national economies
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be bright, but the transformation process in hard-hit countries is painful, and unfair. What lessons should
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