欧洲的最后机会

布鲁塞尔——

最近的中欧峰会只发出一个清晰的信号,那就是欧盟的声望已大不如前。曾几何时,欧盟是全世界最令人赞叹的政治实验,受到各方敬仰,在气候变化和消除第三世界贫困等国际政策方面起着领导作用,有着巨大的全球影响力。如今,站在世界新兴力量面前,欧盟的形象已远不及以前高大。现在的欧盟只不过是个增长率低下的地区,成员国政府不再精诚合作,各自实行着以邻为壑的短视政策,致使欧元受着深深的伤害。

当然,欧盟还不至于迅速堕落为世界政治舞台的落后者。但欧洲人确有必要放长目光认真反省,好好思考一下,如果当前趋势持续下去的话, 40年后的欧洲将是怎样一副面貌。

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