Europas Elend

Es ist passiert. Nach dem Scheitern der Verfassung in Frankreich und den Niederlanden ist das irische Nein nun der zweite und wohl entscheidende Schlag gegen ein vereintes und starkes Europa.

Diesen 12. Juni 2008 wird man sich merken müssen, denn an diesem Tag wurde europäische Geschichte geschrieben. Was immer jetzt auch an verzweifelten Rettungsversuchen unternommen wird, kann über die Tatsache nicht hinwegtäuschen, dass sich die EU für mindestens zehn Jahre (wenn nicht für sehr viel länger) als Ernst zunehmender außenpolitischer Akteur auf der Weltbühne verabschiedet hat.

Dies geschieht in einer Zeit, in der die Probleme auf dem Balkan noch nicht gelöst sind, Amerika einen relativen Abstieg erlebt, Russland wieder erstarkt, die Türkei innenpolitisch am Wegrutschen ist, der Nahe Osten als direkter Nachbar der EU zu explodieren droht und das Tempo von China und Indien als aufsteigende Mächte die Wirtschaft und die Weltpolitik von morgen definieren wird.

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