Of all the shotgun weddings and arranged marriages which have taken place in the EU, the joining together in a single currency was one of the most bold. The question is that with the various crises besetting economies in the Euro zone, will the idealism which heralded its introduction be enough to sustain the currency?
Increasingly those in the know don’t think so. And if the Euro perishes on the rock of reality, what then for the EU itself?
In today’s Independent Sean O’grady takes a tentative glimpse into the future