Die Vereinigten Staaten von Europa

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Die Eurozone steht im Zentrum der globalen Finanzkrise. Warum gerade Europa? Weil nur hier, in dem nach dem Dollar wohl wichtigsten Währungsraum die Finanzkrise nicht auf einen Staat mit angemessen großer Macht trifft, sondern lediglich  auf  eine schwache „Struktur.“ Diese droht gegenwärtig durch ihre Unentschiedenheit und Vielstimmigkeit das Vertrauen der Bürger und Märkte in ihre  Krisenlösungskompetenz gründlich zu verspielen und das internationale Finanzsystem in den Abgrund zu reißen.

Der eigentliche Kern der Finanzkrise besteht in der Eurozone aus einer politischen Krise, die dem gesamten europäischen Projekt die Existenzfrage stellt. Scheitert die Währungsunion, dann wird auch vom gemeinsamen Markt und den europäischen Institutionen und Verträgen nicht allzu viel übrig bleiben. Sechzig Jahre erfolgreiche europäische Integrationsgeschichte müsste man dann mit unabsehbaren Folgen abschreiben.

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