We have lately been busy engaged in administrative tasks – documents and forms are called complete albeit even though we only moved within the EU. It has actually surprised me how many special agreements still exist between the EU countries. We can move freely across frontiers, but terrorist threats and economic crisis has led to a wealth of new individual laws including new rules for financial transactions, security check, new registrations and tax matters in particular, is a fight with the tax authorities in the country you exit from. Health insurance is now a jungle of new laws depending on the contracts countries have made individually and not as before, where it was probably an EU health insurance card.
In the Eurozone are only the currency Euro accepted and any currency from non-Eurozone countries is almost impossible to convert into the Euro.
Is it a preparation for a possible collapse of the Greek economy? … Perhaps in company with
Italy, Spain and Portugal?…. No one knows for sure, but many countries are bound to get in trouble and never before have the countries that are not in the Eurozone been so dependent on everything which is decided in the inner circle of the two economically powerful countries Germany and France.
Many experts have tried to predict the economic consequences of every angle in the future Europe. A total meltdown of the entire European economy is not likely, but seen through the skeptical eye, the countries that still have bigger debts to settle will become even poorer and status can be an economically unbalanced Europe as we knew it before the establishment of the EU.
The financial crisis worldwide will grow by a meltdown of the EU economy and it will perhaps take another 10 years before the economic factors are similar to just approximate the time before the crisis in 2008.
A new lifestyle, new values, new visions and ways of thinking can be the result of the economic crisis, and it’s before seen that man can change old habits and rituals adapted into today’s realities – usually after one generation, thence saying…….Well, that was the time when Europe was waiting for a miracle …!!
“No more war”…. was one of the most important reasons for the formation of the European Union we know today and it is noteworthy that the Second World War actually had its origins in economic depression and unemployment.
.. And with these words I will conclude by saying, that the very formation of the EU has been one of the causes why Europe has been more stable than ever before.