A United States of Europe with Germany’s Fourth Reich at the helm is coming.
Countries such as Italy and France will just toe the line and join. Unlike Greece and Cyprus who were forced to join the club, the corrupt Italian and French leaderships are either too scared to go against the grain after Athens has just had an example made of it, or they’re in on the scheme.
Italy’s finance minister has called for deeper eurozone integration in the aftermath of the Greek crisis, saying a move “straight towards political union” is the only way to ensure the survival of the common currency.
Pier Carlo Padoan’s comments reflect how the tortured and dramatic negotiations that led to this month’s deal on a third bailout of Greece have triggered a round of soul-searching about the future of monetary union across European capitals.
“The exit and therefore the end of irreversibility is now an option on the table. Let’s not fool ourselves,” he said in an interview in his central Rome office. “If we want to take that risk away, then we have to have a different euro — a stronger euro.” Continue reading