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BRUSEL – Nejdůležitějším děním je někdy to, co se neděje – anebo abychom parafrázovali Sherlocka Holmese pes, který za noci neštěká. Právě to se stalo, když nepřišla žádná reakce na to, že Evropská komise po Španělsku a Portugalsku nevymáhá dodržení podmínek Paktu stability a růstu (PSR).

Podle pravidel PSR měla Komise navrhnout pokutu, která se Španělsku a Portugalsku za výrazné překročení cílů fiskálního schodku uloží. Pokuta by byla především symbolická, ale Komise zřejmě usoudila, že taková symbolika nestojí za to.

A nebyla to jen Komise, kdo se rozhodl neštěkat; mlčení zachoval i zbytek Evropy. Do ráže se nedostalo ani Německo, vůdčí hlídací pes fiskální přísnosti v Evropské unii. Dokonce se objevily zprávy, že německý ministr financí Wolfgang Schäuble lobboval u několika komisařů za neudělení pokuty Španělsku a Portugalsku. Německý finanční tisk, který Evropskou komisi často kritizuje za projevy přílišné laxnosti, rozhodnutí sotva zaznamenal.

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