The model for the European Union has been founded on a sort of regional globalisation, with German manufacturing moving to Eastern Europe, countries such as Romania and Poland, where a skilled technical labour force that can produce for a much lower price/wage. Much of Germany’s automobile parts supply is now actually built in Eastern Europe, as these supply chains ultimately then sell German cars to China and the United States and generate health industry and a strong economy for all in this supply chain, and help secure a huge trade surplus. Countries like France, Spain, Italy and Greece cannot do this as they are large consumption economies, and due to the fact that they cannot devalue their currency and protect the economy, the only option for such countries is a permanent contraction of their economy, leading to austerity. The threat of further recession without addressing this unsound economic model may put parts of Europe in permanent austerity while others continue to benefit. The EU through the use of the euro is functioning as a politically and economically rigged system to benefit the few, be they a few countries economically, or the few of a politically elite class.