Evropská zpátečka

BERLÍN – Legendární americký investor Warren Buffet kdysi prohlásil: „Kdo plaval nahý, zjistíte, až když za odlivu opadne voda.“ Tato konkrétní moudrost se sice týkala�situace firem za hospodářské krize, ale lze ji uplatnit i u států a ekonomik.

V�Evropě tato situace vyvolává narůstající znepokojení, protože světová hospodářská krize neúprosně odhaluje chyby a meze Evropské unie. Ostatně právě teď je zřejmé, o co Evropa v�prvé řadě přišla odmítnutím ústavní smlouvy: o víru v�sebe samotnou a ve společnou budoucnost.

Amerika se za současné krize, nejhorší od roku 1929, volbou Baracka Obamy rozhodla pro skutečně nový začátek a teď prochází jistým přerodem. Naproti tomu mezi členy EU jako by se s�každým dalším dnem zvětšovaly vzdálenosti. Evropa na svém přerodu nepracuje a namísto toho pod náporem krize a vnitřních rozporů hrozí, že se obrátí k�národnímu egoismu a protekcionismu minulosti.

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