FILE - A Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015 photo from files showing euro coins and banknotes shown by a salesclerk at a shop in Vilnius, Lithuania. Europe’s struggle with economic stagnation is raising questions about whether its prized project _ the shared euro currency _ can bounce back or even just survive. Fundamental gaps left at the euro’s creation in 1999 are haunting its policymakers. The euro’s missing pieces have come into sharper focus as the European Central Bank prepares to decide Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, whether more monetary stimulus is needed to ward off crippling deflation and as Greece faces a Sunday election that could conceivably lead to its leaving the 19-nation eurozone. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis, File) (The Associated Press)
FRANKFURT, Germany – FRANKFURT, Germany — Europe's struggle with economic stagnation is raising questions about whether its prized project — the shared euro currency — can bounce back or even just survive.