The Survival of the Euro?

  • John TheodoreEmail author


This chapter explores the economic problem facing the EU, namely the crises of the Eurozone, and its inability to promote economic growth in the wider single market. Here, we go back to the political and economic foundations of the Euro in the Maastricht Treaty, the creation of a “two-tier” EU and the background of the European debt crisis—with its epicentre in Greece. We also look at the default threat of Italy and the new efforts to bolster the Eurozone and the single currency in the light of the past and ongoing debt problems.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ManchesterUK

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