厚颜无耻的欧元区和IMF

伦敦—欧元区决策者和政客毫无可指摘之处:他们已经做好了分内事,增加了援助基金——欧洲稳定机制(ESM)的规模以支持货币联盟中苦苦挣扎的成员国。现在,轮到世界其他机构——即IMF——站出来提供更多的资金了,欧洲财政部长们正在华盛顿的IMF/世界银行会议上提出这一要求。

换句话说,欧洲官员们认为,IMF理所当然应该支持欧元区,好像这是世界其他国家的义务似的。实际上,即便欧元区各国能够同意大幅增加ESM的规模,IMF也有充足的理由不给予任何后续支持。

欧元区是一个如同美国那样的联邦还是一个由独立国家组成的集体,这可不是由欧元区领导人说了算。欧洲领导人总是往有力的方向用欧元区比照其他发达经济体。

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