Options now being openly debated even include a measure thought unthinkable a year ago: ending Europe’s 13-year experiment with a single currency.
Edward Hugh giunge a questa conclusione dopo aver scartato la prima possibilità, cioè quella di dare vita a una Unione politica, economica e fiscale fatta e finita, e due ulteriori opzioni, rimanere dove siamo e smantellare l’Unione Europea. Se può essere consolante, siamo collocati al cuore della terza e ultima opzione, primi tra gli ultimi:
Fortunately there is a third alternative: The eurozone could be split in two, creating two separate (and unequal) euro currencies. Naturally, the composition of the groups would be a matter of negotiation because some countries do not easily belong in either one group or the other. The broad outline is, however, clear enough. Germany would form the heart of one group, along with Finland, the Netherlands, and Austria. It might even take Estonia, which has been making it pretty clear that it would also be up for the ride. Spain, Italy, and Portugal would naturally form the nucleus of the second group, with Slovenia and Slovakia being possible candidates. Some countries, Ireland and Greece for example, might simply choose to opt out.