As the political leaders wheel and deal for power, today there have been serious talks in Brussels.
EU finance ministers met today and said they would do everything possible to defend the euro before starting talks on emergency measures to stop Greece's debt crisis spreading to other countries. Greece has already secured a 110 billion euro ($147.6 billion) three-year emergency loan package from the euro zone and the IMF.
EU sources said the Commission proposal that the ministers would discuss would extend the EU's balance of payments facility, now reserved for non-euro zone countries with current account problems, to euro zone members as well.
Angela Merkle is facing a revolt as people feel she is giving away money to Greece when Germany is in more need. It is alleged she did try to postpone the Greece bailout until after German elections but her tactic backfired when the delay intensified pressures on Athens.
Independent economists agree that a large part of the Greek loan will have to be written off. Some 76% of Germans believe Greece will never be able to repay its debts.
British taxpayers could find themselves liable for future bailouts if the details discussed today of a Europe-wide mechanism to protect countries from currency speculation is approved tomorrow.
Alistair Darling is in Brussels representing the British government.
Meanwhile we are concerned about who will have the keys to No 10 while the EU makes laws which will affect each and every one of us. It's a strange old world. Constantly Furious records his thoughts in his own inimitable style.