Monday, September 19, 2005
Leave the Euro zone?
"Here is the cure to our problems: let's leave the Euro zone" this is roughly what this poster -that I shot recently in Porte Maillot (17th arrondissement) - says. For those of you who don't know, France joined the Euro zone in 2002 like 11 other European countries* and at that time almost everybody was very excited about it; at last we would be able to travel withing Europe without having to change currency. But times change... France's growth rate is low, unemployment high, French people would like to close the borders again (they rejected the constitution, remember?). In my opinion it is pretty naive to think that it would solve our problems - but that is what some people feel like today and I just wanted to show it to you.
* Germany, Austria, Ireland, Belgium, Spain, Finland, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands and Portugal.