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This is true, but it doesn't invalidate the criticism. Whether France pulls the plug or not, the EU is heading for the cliff-edge.

And from the point of view of a pro-European, it seems to me highly desirable that France stand up and lead the struggle to redefine the whole small-p project. It might still be possible to reach a positive outcome, but it's hard to see that happening without a change in French attitudes.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed May 28th, 2014 at 11:47:27 AM EST
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And a change in Italian attitudes, too...

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed May 28th, 2014 at 12:43:56 PM EST
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Ah, so you're also in favour of fair and balanced sustainable reform. At least everyone is on the same page here.
by Bjinse on Wed May 28th, 2014 at 12:44:47 PM EST
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whatever redefine is.
by IM on Thu May 29th, 2014 at 12:19:08 PM EST
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Go back to pre-Maastricht and start again. Either without a single currency, or with one that can work, ie within a fiscal transfer union.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu May 29th, 2014 at 12:31:53 PM EST
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