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Eurostein's Dilemma

Eurostein's Dilemma

Europe must choose between keeping countries like Greece in the euro, or to let them opt out. Both options have uncertain consequences, and both options will cost a lot of money. For more cartoons on the crisis in Europe, visit the entire collection.

25 Sep 2011



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practical dilemma sketched very well!!

06 Nov 2011

Europe is falling apart by the crisis, but you have to help Greece no matter what.
The message is clear and direct.
I like the title that takes your cartoon,
Greetings tjeerds

27 Sep 2011

Great cartoon & idea!

26 Sep 2011

Brilliant title!

26 Sep 2011

Very interesting. Thanks Tjeerd.

23 Sep 2011

Thanks, Sherif! To answer your question: there has never been a large popular support for the unification of Europe, at least not explicit. Until the beginning of the 1980's there was something called 'permissive consensus': Europe was something designed by the political elites, and the population at large did not have any feelings about it, one way or the other. Then, as more and more was being decided by Brussels, it became apparent dat Europe wasn't all that democratic, and people began to oppose the idea of one Europe.

Today, I think there has never been more popular opposition to the idea of Europe than today. People are scared by the economic crisis and the (perceived) threat of terrorism and immigration. Their reaction is to seek the familiar, which lies within their own national borders. That's why wer're seeing the rise of right-wing populist parties throughout Europe; they feed on fear and have nationalism high on their agenda.

23 Sep 2011

Wonderful cartoon, and the title is stunning as usual. I have a question, Tjeerd : does the public opinion in Europe support the concept of unity anymore? Do people believe it was a bad idea? or a national dream that needs sacrifices? I'm talking about normal people, not media or politicians.

23 Sep 2011

Thanks! I'm close to blushing...

22 Sep 2011

My respects, Tjeerd, you are EXTREMELY talented!
Keep up the great work.

22 Sep 2011

A real good cartoon!

21 Sep 2011

How do you mean that exactly, Steve? Like the organs spilling from the inside? For me, the hollow interior represents the hollow rhetoric that has been such a large part European politics (or any politics, for that matter).

21 Sep 2011

I like the concept Tjeerd, but I wonder if the exposed part of the body should not look hollow but look like the body parts that comprise Frankenstein?

20 Sep 2011

Frankenstein has always made me much compassion indeed.
Very good Tjieerd.

20 Sep 2011

I like the title "Eurostein┬┤s Dilemma" much. And our cartoons have in common only those scissors. :-) Use of Frankenstein was a very good idea.

20 Sep 2011

I agree with Pavel...Very good!

20 Sep 2011

Is a good and different cartoon ,Tjeerd .

20 Sep 2011

Thanks Jean & Richard! The basic idea is the same as your cartoon, Richar, but I thought the actual cartoon was different enough to post here. How about 'Eurostein's Dilemma' as a title?

20 Sep 2011

"Eurostein" is a good idea for the title of cartoon. Otherwise a very good idea with scissors.

20 Sep 2011

haha 'dr. Eurostein's monster"!

20 Sep 2011

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