Франция, Италия и Великобритания переосмысливают свое будущее в Европе

До сих пор подходы Италии, Франции и Великобритании к Евросоюзу были совершенно ясны и полностью предсказуемы.

Итальянцы безоговорочно и с энтузиазмом поддерживали интеграционный процесс - чем больше, тем лучше. Находясь в сердце Евросоюза, французы наслаждались своим привилегированным положением и настойчиво стремились сохранить свои привилегии и начали с того, что получили выгоды из соглашения по единой сельскохозяйственной политике (CAP). Британцы, тем временем, всегда были классическими сопротивленцами - всегда опаздывали, всегда с нежеланием тащились в фарватере у тех, кто шел впереди, и очень редко предлагали что-либо альтернативное. Однако в настоящее время эти стереотипы ломаются.

В Италии правое коалиционное правительство, возглавляемое Сильвио Берлускони, дало крен в сторону противоположную традиционному энтузиазму по поводу единой Европы, вынудив этим Ренато Руггиеро, своего про-европейского министра иностранных дел, уйти в отставку. Во Франции два известных социалиста недавно опубликовали предложения, призывающие пересмотреть сложившийся подход Франции в отношении Евросоюза, включая пересмотр аграрной политики. В Великобритании правительство, скорее всего, почти готово выступить с предложением о создании Европейского Совета Безопасности наподобие Совета Безопасности ООН, который будет контролировать Брюссельские институты и будет возглавляться (ничего удивительного) Великобританией, Францией и Германией.

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