Мир регионов

НЬЮ-ЙОРК. Почти в каждой части мира проблемы, которые «гноятся» уже длительное время, можно решить посредством более тесного сотрудничества между соседними странами. Европейский Союз представляет собой лучшую модель того, как соседи, которые долгое время боролись друг с другом, могут собраться вместе для взаимной выгоды. По иронии судьбы, сегодняшний упадок американского глобального господства может привести к более эффективному региональному сотрудничеству.

Сегодня похвалы в адрес ЕС могут звучать странно, учитывая экономический кризис в Греции, Испании, Португалии и Ирландии. Европа не решила проблему баланса интересов сильных экономик Севера и более слабых экономик Юга. Тем не менее, достижения ЕС значительно перевешивают его нынешние трудности.

ЕС создал зону мира, где когда-то была война. Он предоставил институциональную основу для воссоединения Западной и Восточной Европы. Он способствовал развитию инфраструктуры регионального масштаба. Единый рынок сыграл решающую роль в том, что Европа стала одним из самых процветающих мест на планете. ЕС также был мировым лидером в экологической устойчивости.

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