I honestly didn't know the EU is considered a singular entity in this case (as there are also clear cases where it still isn't, as fellow EUans probably know). Definitely makes things less complicated, however importing vintage/used instruments from the States or Japan still seems unnecessarily complicated when these new rules go into effect if you ask me (given these are pre-existing instruments and thus the most durable/environmentally friendly purchase option, in theory).
And please, let's not get into a political discussion about relative value of currencies or extinction of endangered species, but of course I am reasonable enough to understand that either situation has it's pro's and cons depending on the context it is applied to. Given that The Netherlands exports a lot of goods, a Euro that is lower in value is supposedly beneficial to me on a national scale, but on a personal level, all it means is that if I want to buy an EGC500 30" (because odontophobia is right, aluminum is the future
) now vs. ~2 years ago, I'm going to end up spending between €4000-5000 by the time it gets to my door instead of somewhere around 3k.