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You need a primary government surplus, and no psychological hangups about being inadequately European.

Therefore, it has to be Italy or France.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Mar 17th, 2013 at 12:54:50 PM EST
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(as the only one with a surplus)

But neither has a rightwing government right now, so there's going to be a hang up about being "serious" (and you see the permanent pressure by the establishment to explain that whatever they're doing not serious enough).

(I'd be willing to bet that Harz IV, praised by all serious people today, was seen as much too weak back then...

Wind power

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Sun Mar 17th, 2013 at 01:08:32 PM EST
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So we're waiting for Berlusconi to win an election and ride to the rescue?

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sun Mar 17th, 2013 at 02:27:29 PM EST
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This is the most plausible thing in the whole thread!
by paving on Mon Mar 18th, 2013 at 11:16:15 PM EST
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