When my Mum pegged it, I inherited a house over there.
During the month me and the Frau were over there sorting things out and clearing up the estate, we considered upping sticks and moving over.
Realising we were spending €200 a week on shopping quickly dissuaded us of that idea.
Basically, the EU is the Continental System come back again after a couple of hundred years. This time the Germans are in the chair, as opposed to the French, but the end result will be the same i.e. a complete failure.