Evropa by měla vystoupit a ustoupit

LONDÝN – Po deseti letech je euro oslnivým úspěchem. Tato těžká váha finančních trhů si dnes vede lépe než americký dolar, japonský jen a donedávna i mocný čínský jüan, přičemž obchodování s dluhopisy denominovanými v eurech konkuruje co do velikosti americkému trhu.

Evropa by si však měla vést ještě lépe. Měla by jednat s větší fantazií, aby podnítila více opravdové ekonomické svobody a konkurence, přestala podporovat národní společnosti a začala projevovat větší podporu Evropské centrální bance. Politici eurozóny by také měli převzít iniciativu v klíčových ekonomických klubech světa.

Zejména by se členové Evropské hospodářské a měnové unie (EMU) měli vzdát svých křesel ve skupině G7 a v Mezinárodním měnovém fondu. Zastoupení každého ze států EMU ve skupině G8 lze možná ospravedlnit, ale členství v hlavních ekonomických organizacích nikoliv. Kdyby se tyto státy dobrovolně zavázaly, že budou na zmíněných fórech vystupovat kolektivně, Evropa by uvolnila tolik potřebný prostor u nejvýznamnějšího stolu světových ekonomických diskusí jiným důležitým zemím, což by podnítilo větší respekt ke globálním politikům.

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