November 4th, 2011
02:45 AM GMT
Editor's note: As world leaders gather in Cannes for the G-20 summit, CNN's Diana Magnay and Phil Han are traveling around Europe this week to talk to European youths about the economic crisis.
Marseille, France (CNN) – All week, Diana Magnay and I have been crisscrossing our way across parts of Europe to gauge how young people have been reacting to the eurozone crisis, but today, something quite unexpected happen.
We had driven some five and a half hours from Milan through torrential rain and high winds to finally make it to Marseille in the south of France for our next pit stop. All morning we were keeping on top of the latest coming out of Greece over rumors that the Prime Minister might call it quits, but nothing concrete had emerged.
Both us went ahead with the plan to hold our third social media town hall at the EuroMed Management campus with several young people who would share their frustrations, angst and anger.
But, by the time we got to the campus, Diana had received a call that she had only two hours to make it to Marseille airport to fly to Athens to help cover the political circus that was unravelling before our eyes.
Next thing I knew, my travel buddy had vanished. I was left alone to complete the journey.
Nonetheless, I headed downstairs to meet four French students: Kareem Mouaci, Michael Brunel, Tim Latillide and Gregoire Chaubin.
I started by asking them whether they wanted to stay in the euro or if it was time to leave and start using the franc.
The responses didn't shock me as Michael, Tim and Gregoire all said that it would be a good thing to stay in the eurozone and that any idea of leaving would only cause instability and concern.
However, out of no where, Kareem spoke up saying "what we have now is a loss of credibility on one side and a loss of power on the other side."
"What's the point of the Euro?!"
The four guys also told me that they were worried about the future and concerned about what would come next after.
I did however, love this statement by Kareem: "Tomorrow is not only a threat, it might be an opportunity."
On Friday, Phil will be in Barcelona on the final leg of his European road trip. If you would like to share your story with him, please tweet him @PhilHanCNN for details on where to meet.
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