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Right now it is the Mediterranean members who desperately need a soft currency to help revive their ailing economies.  Germany can do just fine even with a much harder currency.  If anything is dragging the Euro down right now (in addition to the prior quantitative easing) it is Brexit - courtesy of Farage and Trumps new bestie, Theresa May.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Feb 2nd, 2017 at 09:50:20 PM EST
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Brexit, general internal uncertainty, and unwise management of the euro are quite sufficient to keep the euro soft against the USD.  Germany doesn't need to do anything nefarious.
by rifek on Thu Feb 2nd, 2017 at 09:56:54 PM EST
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