In a WSJ article transcribed today into English, another German leader states that Germany will defend the euro:
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble spoke Thursday to The Wall Street Journal’s Marcus Walker and Matthew Karnitschnig about his country’s political will to defend the euro, amid the deepest crisis of confidence in Europe’s single currency since its creation in 1999. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704457604576011400013653100.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
While it is possible that another European currency could possibly replace the euro and/or that the euro could become part of a basket of international currencies, I suspect that the Germans have concluded that despite the problems in the eurozone that continuing with the euro is a step forward and that replacing it with something else might be a few steps back.
As reported here earlier, Germany wants a strong euro.
And again it seems to be trying to tell the world that it will back up its words.
As I have written many times, THE EURO WILL HAVE PROBLEMS. I suspect that the austerity programs combined with Islamic discontent in Europe will lead to civil unrest and more rioting (e.g. Civil Unrest in Europe and Civil War in Greece?) and that will at some point make the euro drop perhaps substantially again for a while.
Yet, Bible prophecy is clear that a beast power will emerge (Revelation 13).
The prophecies in both the books of Daniel (9:26-27; 11:20-44) and Revelation (13;17;18) point to this power to be based out of Europe (there are also European pointed prophecies in other books of the Bible, such as Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, etc.).
For details on those prophecies, check out the following:
Europa, the Beast, and Revelation Where did Europe get its name? What might Europe have to do with the Book of Revelation? What about “the Beast”? What is ahead for Europe?
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin? When does the Bible show that economic collapse will affect the United States?
Might German Baron Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg become the King of the North? Is the German Defense Minister one to watch? What do Catholic, Byzantine, and biblical prophecies suggest?
Does God Have a 6,000 Year Plan? What Year Does the 6,000 Years End? Was a 6000 year time allowed for humans to rule followed by a literal thousand year reign of Christ on Earth taught by the early Christians? When does the six thousand years of human rule end?
Can the Great Tribulation Begin in 2010, 2011, or 2012? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord?