Четвертый повод для Франции проявить себя

КИЕВ. После окончания второй мировой войны Франция постоянно занималась решением проблем реструктуризации Европы во времена кризисов. Делая это, Франция стала катализатором не только укрепления европейского единства, но и создания процветания, характерного для Европы послевоенных десятилетий, – процветания, поставленного сегодня под угрозу из-за глобального финансового и экономического кризиса. Если мы хотим увидеть более сильную Европу, возрождённую после сегодняшних проблем, нам вновь потребуется помощь прозорливого французского руководства.

Первый раз решительное французское руководство начало объединять Европу, когда Роберт Шуман и Конрад Аденауэр создали Европейское объединение угля и стали. Посредством внедрения тогдашней Западной Германии в политическую, экономическую и социальную ткань Запада данный шаг ознаменовал начало возрождения Германии и возникновения её экономического чуда.

Второй раз Франция консолидировала внутреннюю архитектуру Европы в 1983 г. Во время споров по поводу размещения в Германии американских крылатых ракет и баллистических ракет «Першинг» в противовес развёртыванию Советским Союзом ракет «СС20». Твёрдое решение Франции поддержать Германию помогло предотвратить движение Германии к опасному нейтралитету, который пошатнул бы саму сущность европейского сообщества.

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