Европа сдаёт назад

БЕРЛИН – Легендарный американский инвестор Уоррен Баффет как-то сказал: «начнётся отлив, и тогда-то и станет ясно, кто купался голым». Хотя это высказывание Баффета относилось к положению компаний в ситуации экономического кризиса, его также можно применить и к странам и экономикам.

Ситуация в Европе даёт всё больше оснований для тревоги, поскольку в условиях глобального экономического кризиса все недостатки и ограничения Евросоюза подверглись безжалостному разоблачению. Действительно, сейчас очевидно, чего в первую очередь лишилась Европа всвязи с отказом от конституционного договора: свою веру в себя и собственное будущее.

Америка, которая в разгаре тяжелейшего после 1929 г. кризиса сделала выбор в пользу истинно нового начала, проголосовав за Барака Обаму, сейчас находится в процессе преобразования. Разногласия между членами Евросоюза, напротив, усугубляются с каждым днём. Вместо того, чтобы заняться преобразованиями, Европа, находясь под давлением кризиса и собственных внутренних противоречий, грозит вернуться к протекционизму и национальному эгоизму прошлого.

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