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Dismantle the euro, says Nobel-winning economist who once backed currency union

Miranda Prynne
London Telegraph [1]
December 12, 2013

A Nobel prize-winning economist will on Thursday withdraw his support for the euro saying it has created a “lost generation” unemployed youngsters and should be broken up.

Sir Christopher Pissarides was once a key proponent of a single currency but will on Thursday accuse the euro of “dividing Europe” and say action is needed to “restore the euro’s credibility in international markets” and the “trust that Europe’s nations once had in each other”, according to the Daily Mail [2].

Speaking at the London School of Economics, where he teaches, Professor Pissarides will say: “The euro should either be dismantled in an orderly way or the leading members should do the necessary as fast as possible to make it growth and employment-friendly,.

“We will get nowhere plodding along with the current line of ad hoc decision-making and inconsistent debt-relief policies.

Full article here [1]