欧洲,以及欧元

发自巴黎——对于那些居住在16个欧元区国家的人们来说,欧元所取得的持续成功既与技术有关,也与人们的感情密不可分,无论是情感还是理性都参杂其中。毫无疑问,欧元对于欧洲乃至与全世界来说,都是至关重要的。

回想当年,大欧洲的理念始发于一个确保欧洲人民能享受和平和民主的项目。当欧元在1999年首次亮相,并在2002年1月公开流通之时,这种新货币被认为是一条最具实质性和决定性的证据,证明欧洲统一并不是一句空话。正如当时的宣传口号所说:欧元在手,欧洲在心。

而就在1979年普选产生欧洲议会整整20年后,欧元的引入也成为了大欧洲梦的逻辑延伸。

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