@Anarcho : "Will someone who's productivity is many times greater then someone else's recieve the same salary as the much less productive person(s)?" Of course, why would a gold seeker would be paid more than a forester? Because gold is more expansive than wood you think? And what about...
Secession is the only real hope. Maintain the free trade and common labor market, but get rid of the Euro and leave the political sphere. Losing your sovereignty to a national government is bad, but getting it lost to a multi-national government is even worse.