The pivotal thing that must be done in these times is to learn to prevent such a catastrophe from arising in the future. Crucial reforms need to be made in the Euro: stronger fiscal and monetary union as well as a change in the democratic system which is seen to have all its power concentrated in Brussels, not with the people, where it should belong.
The fireworks started early this week, with shocks in store for nearly everyone, not least the Eurozone's leaders, who went into November probably feeling, if not smug, then at least satisfied they had a plan for Greece's debt crisis. George Papandreou clearly had other ideas. Having announced plans for a referendum on the proffered financial bail-out, the Greek prime minister managed to dominate the news agenda throughout the week, throwing the G20 summit into turmoil, sending stock markets falling, narrowly survive a vote of no confidence and starting to plan a new coalition government all in the space of five days.