Until recently, contemplating the break-up of the single currency was thinking the unthinkable. Now those openly discussing it – just about everybody – are merely adopting a mainstream, orthodox view.
Even Nicolas Sarkozy is warning that the risk of disintegration has never been greater.
But to avoid that, as Timothy Geithner, the US Treasury Secretary, pointed out, closer fiscal union within the eurozone is inevitable. That will be music to the ears of Angela Merkel.
But others in Europe, namely ordinary people, may be experiencing the dawning realisation of what that really means. Power ebbing rapidly away from their national parliaments, towards the euro centre.
Suddenly this process will start to feel like thinking the unthinkable for many.
Damian Reece, Daily Telegraph, 8 Dec 2011
Otydligheterna beror på att något förslag till slutdokument fortfarande inte finns.
Fredrik Reinfeldt, Ekot 9 december 2011
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