Duck, that is nonsense. Intended? pure nonsense. It's there just like our gold is 'there'. There isn't even a country behind the Euro. Each country does as it pleases. Deficits exceed projections, no problem, the Euro folk give 'em an exception. Every year, France, Germany, etc. get exceptions. The Euro is a joke right now. Sad to see that you can't see it for what it is. Worse, you can't see that the USD is better managed... at least our Gov't, us, stands behind it! You can't say that for the euro.