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From Stalwart To Skeptic, Germany Rethinks EU Role

News & Features Eric Westervelt · ·
In this 2004 photo, Joseph Stoeckl, a shop owner in the town of Rosenheim, displays chiemgauer, a microcurrency in a region of Bavaria, Germany. The existence of the chiemgauer and some two dozen other regional currencies in Germany underscores the country's ambivalence toward the euro.