tj85016 saidcome on man, France has 25% unemployment - even your former FInance Minister, Pierre Moscovici , said the French economic situation was "worse than anyone [could] imagine and drastic measures [would] have to be taken in the next two years”.
and in the EU, that means austerity
the EU is a failure and so is the Euro, you gave up your freedoms to a bunch of assholes in Brussels and now you're fucked
Italy and Spain are done also
25% seriously ?
was 10% on the 24th of June.
Germany doesnt have high unemployement rate cause part of jobless people arent count in it. Got a fucking low wages, and people have to get couple of jobs to pay the bill. I go to germany every second day ( leave less than a kilometers from the border), and worked their as a teenager... it might appear calm, but this country is close to explode as well. And if you say america is doing fine, its because you are in a good situation, and not looking at all the pooverty and problem that america is facing.
Also Greece doesnt have strong industry, and rely only on tourism. Unlike Argentina back in 2001, the devaluation of the money help the country to go back on track since, as the soja price boomed the past decade, and the low currency arrived at the perfect timing. Not gonna happen for greece.
France is far different from either Greece and Germany, but has a strong economy even if it declined lately. US is for sure the srtongest, but think Europe as ONE economic land, not countries. We say the United State of America, but if you look closer, california was near bankrupty not far ago, detroit is a ghost town . France gives a lot of money away to keeps europe going , and yes we did gave away freedom to Bruxelles, as liberalism has been the new economic model. But we DONT leave people on a side, its a european community ... not a Union of Sates.
How long did it take to built the USA ? Berlin been reunified only 25 years ago ! it take time, and mistake can be made on the way . I believe in Europe of People not Europe of finance. Dont let me start on Michel Sapin, he is a dumb guy. He is left wing and been elected on a socialism program. Its time to make change, and not give away money...
At the end of the day, I live in a beautiful country with great food,not eating crap, GMO, pills to stay healthy,etc... It not because greece, or france if you considare it that way, doesnt succeed in the global economy that US impose to the world, that we are loosers. We work, know how to work, and probably dont fit in the global picture of liberalism US is actualy painting...