Wageningen is not your average small town of pop. 30,000 in rural Holland. It has a very well known research university in the Biological Sciences, particularly the needs of agriculture and food.
This changes the character of the town’s thinking, being far more aware of the world and what chaos’ butterfly wing in another part of the globe means in the local and personal level.
The overemphasis in the English language internet on the Eurocrisis in Europe overlooks the reality that Europe is also a continent, not a country. Just like there are rotten parts to India’s growing economy, there are similar challenges in parts of the Eurozone, but is it really the end of the world as the media makes it sound?
Not really. Nowhere even close.
Like any other social network, the countries that choose to use the eurodollar as their primary currency of choice, now have a higher barrier to switching away from the euro or reverting back to dimly recalled national currencies.
Transacting in the euro is so easy across cultural and regional barriers that it makes the effort worth while. I myself am already banking on it.