|A Mercedes Benz sign over Rotterdam points the way|
to Europe's new Germania Magna. 2011
Consisting of “The Core” Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Finland and a bunch of smaller satellites Eurozone #2 will now seem an attractive financial opportunity to Denmark and Sweden.
There will soon be a serious rush of thought, ideas and political searching to decide the future.But Europe means all its corners. They all must eventually prosper if the project is to become a United states of Europe and this spirit must never be diluted. Failure lies ahead if the periphery slides into a backwater of forgotten peoples.
It is a bold move to make a two speed Europe but it has to be done if Europe is to keep up with the challenges ahead. The world is dividing into powerful regional groups. China India, Islamic Unity and for us the Atlantic alliance. Floaters such as Brazil, Russia and Africa will play the game as they see fit.
Within the European block, Germany can guide the centre with Eastern and Northern neighbours. It was always an option to speed up the Art of Superstate. Merkel has chosen this option. These are interesting days ahead.