Un Traité commercial épineux

Comment savoir si un accord de libre échange est mauvais? Quand le but sous-jacent du traité n'a rien à voir avec les échanges ou la liberté.

Un tel pacte - appelant de ses voeux la création d'un « espace économique unifié » - est en cours de réalisation entre la Russie, l'Ukraine, le Kazakhstan et la Biélorussie. En surface, un « espace économique unifié » semble être un événement à célébrer. Malheureusement, ce traité ne fera qu'ancrer les pratiques commerciales post-communistes criminelles et corrompues sans améliorer les échanges ni la prospérité.

Le principal avantage dont bénéficièrent les pays se préparant à entrer dans l'Union européenne fut l'obligation dans laquelle ils se trouvèrent de se conformer aux pratiques commerciales, politiques et légales européennes. Ce projet d'« espace économique unifié » possédera aussi ses propres normes, celles des oligarques, de la bureaucratie corrompue, du capitalisme de copinage et des procureurs agissant selon leurs convictions politiques.

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