SPIEGEL Interview with Ex-ECB Chief Economist Issing 'The Euro Will Exist for a Long Time to Come'

The European Union is hoping to agree on a lasting solution to the euro crisis this week. SPIEGEL spoke with former European Central Bank chief economist Otmar Issing about what to do about heavily indebted countries like Ireland and Greece and whether leaving the euro zone makes sense for Germany.
The European Union has taken steps toward saving the common currency. But will they be enough?

The European Union has taken steps toward saving the common currency. But will they be enough?

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Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan