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raVen_image
12-26-2001, 08:26 PM
I have heard a lot of news about the monetary conversion to the Euro, and I want some opinions. If you have some arguments to back your decision, please post them. I'm tired of the propoganda, I want to hear from the people that this Euro will immediately effect

Metallus
12-26-2001, 09:06 PM
Sorry, it doesn't affect me directly, but I still have something to say about it. I do support it (although from afar...) and I'm glad to see that it didn't "flop" back when it was first introduced. I'm sure that the concept of universal currency has a long way to go before it reaches widespread acceptance in Europe, but on the other hand, it's been pretty well-received for such a potentially massive change in the EU economy.

Schmatz
12-26-2001, 09:55 PM
Yeah I really can't say much now, but I might move to Europe when I'm done with college. I was over in Europe once for a vacation and I found it irritating that in London it was a pound for like a bottle of water, and in Rome 2000 lira... then France was some francs I forget. But having the universal type of currency would make trading and fincances between European countries much easier. That's why I voted for it.

duder
12-27-2001, 05:05 AM
in the short term i think it will be bad.....in the long term, who knows. Our government (UK) is still undecided. We will eventually have to use the currency, but we have a tendency to distance oursleves from the EU.
Personally I am against globalisation.

Haggis
12-27-2001, 06:10 AM
The Euro is a good thing. Paying with the same currency in a lot of countries is easy, and these countries will share the same strong currency on the international market. The only bad thing about the Euro is that our queen is on our national side of the coins...

Erwin_Br
12-27-2001, 12:45 PM
Originally posted by Haggis
The only bad thing about the Euro is that our queen is on our national side of the coins...

Every participating country has their 'own side' on the coins. The other side looks the same in every country. This, however, will change in two years. Then coins are being made which will look the same in every country on both sides.

I'm not really against the Euro, but it's a fact that some countries are taking more advantage of it than others economy-wise.

--Erwin

dark spirit
12-27-2001, 03:17 PM
Originally posted by Schmatz
Yeah I really can't say much now, but I might move to Europe when I'm done with college. I was over in Europe once for a vacation and I found it irritating that in London it was a pound for like a bottle of water, and in Rome 2000 lira... then France was some francs I forget. But having the universal type of currency would make trading and fincances between European countries much easier. That's why I voted for it.

It's a pound in London because we charge a damn lot to tourists! because you don't know the normal price for a bottle of water in england! come and stay in a place like basingstoke and it'll be a lot cheaper!

Schmatz
12-27-2001, 11:10 PM
It was only an example! Besides... I don't think it was that much... let's just say it's a really BIG bottle of water, ok?

Lemon Head
12-28-2001, 06:11 AM
well i agree with whatever those conservative buggers dont - so yes, hurrah for the euro

westford
12-28-2001, 08:04 AM
I wasn't sure about it before, but having travelled by car from Scotland to Slovenia during the summer, passing through France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg, Germany and Austria, with day trips into Italy and Croatia, a single currency would have been pretty useful... And I might have had some clue as to how much I was actually paying for stuff.

Haxaty
12-28-2001, 10:25 AM
Originally posted by Erwin_Br

I'm not really against the Euro, but it's a fact that some countries are taking more advantage of it than others economy-wise.


You are 100% right, and that's my only worry. But I am really looking forward to pay everywhere in Europe without changing my money, or having to keep up with the currency's.
E-commerce in Europe will also increase, although I still won't be dealing with this (once in a year I buy something at amazon.com, but that's it).

elTee
01-12-2002, 03:17 PM
Are you all mad? The EURO is the scariest thing to come out of this whole United Europe so far.
I'm glad the UK isn't accepting it yet. We're just letting a load of frogs and foriegners run our country from the Hague as it is, and by accepting thier currency we'd be handing them our economy on a platter. Next it would be 'Europen standard Tax rates' and so on. The longer we go without the Euro the better. I'm proud of my country; I love my country. I do not want a load of foreigners trying to rob my of my sterling. I'm not racist, but the UK's matters should be dealt by UK residents, thats all.

scabb
01-12-2002, 04:37 PM
It's probably for the best.
It's just gonna be damn annoying switching

Feral
01-13-2002, 06:41 AM
Originally posted by LucasTones
Are you all mad? The EURO is the scariest thing to come out of this whole United Europe so far.
I'm glad the UK isn't accepting it yet. We're just letting a load of frogs and foriegners run our country from the Hague as it is, and by accepting thier currency we'd be handing them our economy on a platter. Next it would be 'Europen standard Tax rates' and so on. The longer we go without the Euro the better. I'm proud of my country; I love my country. I do not want a load of foreigners trying to rob my of my sterling. I'm not racist, but the UK's matters should be dealt by UK residents, thats all.

It's this kind of attitude that is preventing real diplomatic progress.

Lemon Head
01-13-2002, 03:09 PM
I have to say LT, i agree with on every game related issued you've talked about so far, but this kind of "no no no i'm not listening lalalalalalala" attitude to europe really isn't doing us any favours. If anything, its making Britain lose out on a lot of business.

Navhead
01-13-2002, 03:33 PM
Originally posted by scabb
It's probably for the best.
It's just gonna be damn annoying switching

I agree.