future of the EU was at stake in the challenges to its monetary amalgamation.I really don't get the "unification" mania of these people. I'm not even convinced they really know what it means or what it's really supposed to accomplish.
"If the euro fails, not only the currency fails. Europe fails too, [yay!] and the idea of European unification [YAY!!]. We have a common currency, but no common political and economic union [Double YAY!!!]. And this is exactly what we must change [Booo!]. To achieve this - therein lies the opportunity of this crisis."
Oh, wait. Maybe I do.