still, you're not gonna get that kind of economic revolution by force. it's just not going to happen, that much is clear as of now.
Certainly. That's why I want the Euro and the EU as it is to end.
and back on topic, france, under socialist rule, will definitely veto any pro-austerity legislation that comes out of brussels and directly impacts sovereign policy-making. for some reason sarkozy (i mean the real sarkozy) is laying low for the time being, but chances are holland will not go down without a hell of a fight. anyone can rile up the greeks, the italians and the spanish in the current political climate, basically merkel has been the odd man out since 08.
I'm not so sure Hollande will put up such a fight... something tells me he'll cooperate.
and then what? there's just no way the euro can survive such a perfect storm. neither merkel and her silent supporters up north nor the southern fringe is gonna step back.[/QUOTE]
It seems like a weak field because Sarkozy has been acting like a socialist. So now the socialists don't know how to oppose him. They probably agreed with most of the decisions he made.
This is true. And I suspect it wasn't an unconscious move by Sarkozy.