Traders sit at their desks in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange on April 12, 2010. The euro hit its highest value against the dollar in nearly a month and rallied against the yen on Monday after euro-zone finance ministers agreed on a rescue package for Greece
A European flag waves in front of the Reichstag building with the inscription 'Dem deutschen Volke' ('To The German People') in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012. Official data show that Germany posted a budget surplus for the first half of this year thanks to its strong labor market, even as other eurozone countries struggle with deficits. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
FILE - In this July 4, 2012 file photo Italian Premier Mario Monti gestures as he speaks during a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, unseen, during a bilateral meeting at Villa Madama in Rome. German news magazine Der Spiegel on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, quoted Monti as saying in an interview that "the tensions accompanying the eurozone over the past years already bear the signs of a psychological dissolution of Europe." He further told the magazine that the euro's disintegration would "destroy the founding of the European project." (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)
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European Central Bank President Mario Draghi speaks during the Economy Day 2012 in Frankfurt Nov. 7, 2012. The European Central Bank's new bond-buying programme allows for unlimited interventions in sovereign debt markets and should dispel concerns about a euro zone break-up, Draghi said on Wednesday.
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Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou arrives at a news conference at the end of a euro-zone summit in Brussels on Oct. 23, 2011
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New Democracy's leader Antonis Samaras leaves the conservative party's main election kiosk in Athens on June 17, 2012. Samaras, who claimed victory in the Sunday national elections, said Greeks had voted to stay in the euro zone
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis arrives at an extraordinary euro zone Finance Ministers meeting (Eurogroup) to discuss Athens' plans to reverse austerity measures agreed as part of its bailout, in Brussels Feb. 20, 2015.
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi speaks during the Economy Day 2012 in Frankfurt November 7, 2012. The European Central Bank's new bond-buying programme allows for unlimited interventions in sovereign debt markets and should dispel concerns about a euro zone break-up, Draghi said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS)
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The Italian technocracy Monti has barely a political base, but he can cajole the entrenched elite eith euro-zone anxieties
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Laser manufacturer Trumpf relies on the euro zone for nearly half its sales.
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Slovakia Prime Minister Iveta Radicova (left) and political leaders give a press briefing after a parliamentary session on the eurozone's rescue fund on October 11, 2011 in Bratislava
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