欧洲的倒退

柏林-美国富有传奇色彩的投资家沃伦·巴菲特曾经说过, “只有当潮水退去的时候,你才知道谁一直在裸泳。 ”这一睿智的说法指的是公司在发生经济危机时的情况,但它同样也适用于指国家和经济体。

在欧洲,情况越来越令人担心,因为全球经济危机正在把欧盟的缺点和局限性无情地暴露出来。事实上,随着对宪法规定的条约的蔑视,欧洲丧失的最重要的东西现在是显而易见的:它丧失了它对自身和对自己的共同的前途的信念。

在这个自1929年以来发生的最严重的危机的时刻,通过巴拉克·奥巴马的当选,美国现在选择了一个真正的重新起步,已进入了重塑自身的进程。而相反,欧盟成员国之间的分裂却日益加深。欧盟不但不进行自我重塑,反而在危机和其自身内部矛盾的压力下,有回到国家利己主义和保护主义的老路上去的危险。

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