Paul Lachine

Европа – двигатель мира

Критики европейской валютной интеграции часто указывают на то, что в условиях отсутствия политического союза, валютный союз обречен на провал. Я согласен с заключением критиков, но не с основной предпосылкой, потому что успех единой валюты до сих пор имел место именно благодаря политическим обязательствам стран-членов Союза. 

Другими словами, не верно то, что Европейский Союз не является политическим союзом. Европейская экономическая интеграция во всех ее аспектах отражает желание интегрировать Европу политически, что, по крайней мере, с моей точки зрения означает, что европейская экономическая и валютная интеграция необратима.

Это было верно с самого начала процесса европейской интеграции в 1952 году, когда шесть стран создали Европейское объединение угля и стали (ЕОУС). Цель ЕОУС была откровенно политической: лишить контроля над самым важным для производства тяжелого вооружения сырьем государства, еще недавно вовлеченные в самую кровавую в историю войну.

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