Mark Weber

Европейское видение свободного лидерства

ЛОНДОН – Избрание Германа ван Ромпея президентом Совета министров Европейского союза, а также баронессы Кэтрин Эштон верховным представителем ЕС по иностранным делам, безусловно, подчеркивает, что у руля в ЕС находятся государства-члены. Они распоряжаются его учреждениями в своих собственных интересах. ЕС не является супергосударством, смело вступающим на новый путь.

Президенту Франции Николя Саркози не придется конкурировать с какими-либо брюссельскими вождями за всеобщее внимание. Германии не придется бороться со своей растущей замкнутостью или демонстрировать свою послевоенную демократическую позицию, при любом возможном случае выражая приверженность к европейской идее. Великобритания может быть уверенной в том, что ее глобальная роль так и будет связана со стремлением быть «Дживзом» Белого дома.

Лучшее, чего можно ожидать от назначения двух новых сдержанных европейских лидеров, так это более качественного и более последовательного управления бизнесом ЕС. Ван Ромпей получит возможность осуществить более масштабные замыслы, чем за шестимесячный срок национального президентства. А Леди Эштон сможет попытаться соединить политику и ресурсы во внешней политике Европы.

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