Threatened by the possibility of a British exit from the European Union, politicians across the continent have rightfully defended the fragile politico-economic bloc from what could open the door for more countries to leave.
But, could such an upset potentially yield a brighter future for Europe, and more specifically, the countries that share the single currency that are still being propped up by billions of euros every month?
Unemployment in the euro zone remains stubbornly high at around 10 percent, nearly five years after the sovereign debt crisis. Youth unemployment in countries like Greece and Spain still makes for sobering reading. Growth is minimal, productivity and investment is low and many still point to a "zombie" banking sector that is still adjusting from the economic crash.