Gazprom and Google cases show Europe is still good for something
Europe is a mess. At this juncture the single currency can only be adjudged to have been a mistake.
The Greek crisis grinds on seemingly endlessly, draining political energy and distracting from the many other challenges the continent faces.
Instead of uniting the nations of Europe, the euro has ended up causing great division and rancour - and instead of containing Germany's natural dominance, particularly in monetary affairs, it has solidified its hegemony.