Воплощая идею “результативной Европы”

Брюссель. Цунами, пронёсшееся по финансовым рынкам, является глобальной катастрофой. Однако если к этому делу подойти правильно, то кризис имеет все шансы поднять уважение к Европейскому Союзу и его организациям.

Проблема легитимности ЕС имеет два различных аспекта: апатию, ведущую к низкой явке на европейских парламентских выборах, и откровенный евроскептицизм. Проблема низкой явки избирателей частично отражает их разочарование в нынешнем положении дел в Евросоюзе, а также мнение людей о том, что они могут оказать небольшое влияние, отдав свой голос.

Европейский скептицизм, с другой стороны, и появившаяся на горизонте угроза антиевропейского популизма связаны с идеей о том, что ЕС не только не способен предложить выход из кризиса, но фактически и является частью этой проблемы. Таким образом, хотя Европейский Союз и вселяет в нас надежду, что Европа сегодня способна конкурировать в чрезвычайно тяжёлой обстановке, её фактически обвиняют в глобализации.

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