Европа Глазами АмериканцевХанс Бергстром

Кроме прочего американцы видят Европу как убыточный континент, обрекший себя на стагнацию, - и не без оснований. Экономический рост в ЕС в 2003 был на нулевом уровне.

Некоторые страны, особенно Германия и Франция, спотыкаются о негибкий рынок труда и о предписания, не позволяющие экономике развиваться более динамично. " Лиссабонская декларация", высоко оцениваемая в Евросоюзе, провозгласившая несколько лет назад, что Европа к 2010 станет самым успешным регионом, вызывает у американцев легкую насмешку, чья собственная производительность растет, постоянно устанавливая новые отметки на шкале роста.

Также Америка отмечает внутреннюю направленность Европейского взгляда, иногда вызывающую опасения. Хуже того, информированные американцы видят антисемитские настроения и ксенофобские политические движения, марширующие из одной европейской страны в другую. Даже мирная Скандинавия не остается в стороне.

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