The debate on Euro-bonds seems stuck somewhere...A Curious Bull-Bear Stalemate. The European Commission's report on the public consultation on the European Commission Green Paper on the feasibility of introducing Stability Bonds showed only 40 responses sic! Basically nobody cares...?
Euros can still be printed but operations would be far easier if the Euros are backed by Euro-bonds. If investors are at present more concerned about solvency than liquidity, LTRO by the ECB will not help that much. Full scale quantitative easing will be needed and this is definitely more effective with Euro-bonds, that is monetising EU sovereign debt not national one.
On the other hand ,the Euro-zone currency union saved Germany’s major banks from insolvency, and German taxpayers from the burden of a massive bailout. European bank exposure to the PIGS wasn’t altruistic economic development and cooperation funding; it was very often speculative and without due diligence investment. Moreover Germany relies on the EU for exports, so a stable and not in recession area is on its interest.
One variation on the Euro-bonds idea that has gained traction in recent weeks is something called "project bonds". It's not a big deal as it's exactly what was proposed in 1993 by the European Commission President's Delors. It will not help as the money involved is too little.
Euro-bonds may not resolve the current crisis but I think would avoid having a bigger one.
I also expect Euro-bonds “soon”.