As critics pound the euro as the source of their economic problems, and others worry about how its loss could be devastating, many say that the loss of the euro would have another profound effect: a major erosion of the still developing sense of European identity.
President Nicolas Sarkozy has come out hard against immigration to France, threatening to halve the number of non-French let in. Some critics of the French president argue that rhetoric has fueled an atmosphere where race-based killings are more likely.
President Nicolas Sarkozy is running for a second term. But with the economy the primary issue among French voters, it looks like Sarkozy may have a hard time winning re-election, even when he stresses security issues.