Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Dutch desire for the good life risks collapsing Euro project
This article of mine appears over at The Week/The First Post.
Neil Clark: Euro might survive the exit of Greece or Italy, but the exit of 'the model Europeans' could prove fatal'
SUPPORTERS of the Euro could, up to yesterday, have claimed that the problems of countries in
the Eurozone had been overstated, and that the only places where there had been significant political fall-out were Greece and Italy, whose economies weren't too strong in the first place.
But yesterday's events in The Netherlands have blown that argument right out of the water. For the first time, the government of a prosperous northern Europe country - one which has been held up by EU enthusiasts as a model of how things should be done - has collapsed on account of the continuing Euro crisis.
You can read the full article here.