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To Put Europe Back on Track Try Listening to Voters: Clive Crook

Nov. 16 (Bloomberg) -- The European Union may not come through its current troubles in one piece. But if it does, it will need to engage, this time seriously, with fundamental questions that were raised and too quickly dismissed in the years before the euro was created.

Even in the midst of the crisis, it isn’t too soon to start this exercise. To mend the euro system, Europe must understand what went wrong and remember why it created the single currency in the first place. It must ask whether flaws that are now so apparent were intrinsic to the enterprise or avoidable errors that can be corrected.