No, I am for cooperation on a variety of topics that Europeans can agree on. I do think that the EU sans Euro has been a fantastic success story. W/o European integration, some countries in Europe might have slid back into authoritarianism during the last economic crisis. Being within the European fold has kept them on a relatively tight leash though. I enjoy traveling through a Europe w/o borders and having the ability to relatively easily move between member states.
Cultural differences in the origin of a bad institutional design and the role of the ECB? LOL.
I don't get what there is to lol about. The Germans wanted this kind of ECB. German politicians would in all likelihood never have signed up to a project guided by a less Bundesbanky ECB while other nations begrudgingly signed up to such a framework. So as you can see some of the problems are down to rather different interpretations of the role and scope of a central bank.