I remember way back when, in the heady days of the launch of the Europe in, oh, about 1998: some Eurofella said “We have now placed the roof on the House of Europe. The task now is to build the foundations.”
That sums it up, pretty much. Now they’re discussing how fast, and to what extent, to defraud Euro Bond holders. The selling by Gordon Brown of 400 tons of our gold, at about the time the Euro went public and into circulation, at a pre-announced and shortable price, also comes to mind.