Germany is reportedly pushing behind the scenes along with France for a smaller, more financially integrated EU within the EU with only the strong currencies allowed.
This can be viewed in a number of ways. Perhaps the Germans are trying to get the UK to join the Euro, strange as it may seem, for fear of falling into a 2nd track Europe where our influence, (such as it is), is diminished or they are intent on setting up a new German Empire and 4th Reich.
The first scenario, is just not going to happen, because Cameron would have a revolt on his hands, bigger than any Tory leader has ever had. I think however, that the second scenario is more likely. France knows that they are next in the firing line after Italy and perhaps Spain and their Gallic pride won't let that happen if they can avoid it. By sticking in with Germany they think their currency will be protected and if this is the first step in German expansionary plans, it will save them getting stuffed by the Krauts for the third time in a row.
Whatever is going on and you can bet there is something we aren't being told about, there are some interesting times ahead!