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Were Jens Widemann president of the ECB, the Euro would be probably now north of 1.5 USD, and the Eurozone likely a much smaller place.

The question would be if there remained any members south of the Alps, except, perhaps, France. And whether the Euro was south of 2 USD.


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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Feb 8th, 2017 at 03:32:30 PM EST
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France is South of the Alps?

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by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Wed Feb 8th, 2017 at 05:08:49 PM EST
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As in Nice, Marseilles, Toulon...:-)

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Feb 8th, 2017 at 07:06:43 PM EST
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Of course there are the French Alps, Lyon, and the foothills of the Alps, but it is an old phrase. Perhaps South of the Rhine would have done better.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Feb 8th, 2017 at 10:59:50 PM EST
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