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Ошибочная вера в постепенность в Европе

АФИНЫ – Европа попала в полную зависимость от своей единой валюты, которая была не просто не нужна для европейской интеграции, но и фактически разрушает Евросоюз. Так что же следует сделать с этой валютой, у которой нет своего государства, и с 19 европейскими государствами, у которых нет собственной, подконтрольной им валюты?

Логический ответ таков: либо отменить евро, либо создать федеральное государство, в котором он нуждается. Проблема в том, что первое решение обойдётся невероятно дорого, а второе – нереализуемо в нынешнем политическом климате, где царят идеи ренационализации суверенитета.

Те, кто согласен, что издержки отмены евро слишком высоки, чтобы даже помышлять об этом, вынуждены заниматься мечтаниями, которые сейчас стали очень модными, особенно после избрания Эммануэля Макрона президентом Франции. Их идея в том, что Европа каким-то образом, с помощью неких неизвестных инструментов сумеет всё-таки найти свой путь к федеративному государству. «Надо просто быть настойчивыми». Таков, кажется, их девиз.

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