David Rennie

The future of Europe will be decided by tomatoes

David Rennie says that the euro has been a public relations disaster because consumers associate it with the rising price of ordinary goods

Ioannina, Greece

Like a penitent sinner, or an addict entering recovery, the European Union has developed a fondness for confessing it has lost the public’s confidence. Among EU leaders and top Eurocrats, there is much talk of ‘reconnecting with citizens’. To know why you should be sceptical, go to the ancient bazaars of Ioannina and ask shoppers what they think of the euro single currency.

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