It is impossible to wean an economy that relies on debt and leverage for its "growth" of excessive debt and leverage.
As noted earlier in this series, collapse is not an event, it's a process, a process we experience as things fall apart. The phrase famously appears in William Butler Yeats' 1919 poem, The Second Coming:
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
These budget numbers are dated--the current figures are much worse.
The European Status Quo is expending the last dregs of its legitimacy and cash defending its financial Elites. It is impossible to "reform" a Status Quo whose foundation is kleptocracy, just as it is impossible to wean an economy that relies on debt and leverage for its "growth" of excessive debt and leverage: financialization isn't a feature of the economy, it is the economy.
Things fall apart for systemic reasons that are deeply intertwined; minor policy tweaks and printing more money are simply expressions of magical thinking.