A text written by Simon Kuper whose name is “Is the euro the son of wars?” Which was published in the Colombian newspaper El Espectador on Sunday seems revealing. It can be concluded that the official currency of the European Union was not created for financial reasons, but the union which allegedly led to avoid an invasion of Germany. If the reader or the reader of that article agree with this idea.
The note, which is originally from Financial Times, one of the most prestigious journals in the world economy, says Francois Mitterrand in 1989 and Margaret Thatcher concluded something. French President and Prime Minister of Britain at the time respectively, came to the conclusion that a united Germany would invade Poland. Fewer words, fewer words, two politicians, no one knows exactly why, they thought the country would emerge Teutonic somehow a new kind of domination at the time.
“Without a common currency, all end up under the will of Germany,” Thatcher said Mitterrand to put it as the letter from the journalist Simon Kuper.
It also explains that two months before the destruction of the Berlin Wall, Mitterrand and Thatcher met “to share fears.” In a book entitled The Euro, written by David Marsh and also referred to in the abovementioned article by Kuper, a former adviser of French President Mitterrand said, “Thatcher said she had spent the summer reading books on the origin of wars in the twentieth century . Mitterrand asked whether he feared facing a unified Germany. “
Mitterrand as revealed by the Financial Times report on which this paper is based, three months after the fall of the Wall demanded Germany to start “serious talks on economic and monetary union.” Mitterrand said that if Germany refused to do this, return to the world of 1913.
With the fear that a new Hitlerism, as noted by Simon Kuper, made this request to the country with the strongest economy in Europe, he accepted the proposal without problems and accelerated the creation of the euro. Of course you are reunited.
The article concludes with this sentence: “The war has dissipated and that changes everything. Now the Germans are asking why they should pay the debts of the Greeks and Portuguese. From an economic point of view, has never made sense. “
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