Re: There was never a need for a combined currency all over Europe
Been thinking the same(for a long time). There should be the Euro but it should be a currency on top of national currencies with an exchange rate relative to them. People could still pay with it, get paid with it but it should always be relative to the national currency(until such a time as it would make the optimal currency area a sense).
As for the EU... I'm still on the fence. It did do some good things but at the same time some bad things. Will see how it goes.