Von Melvyn Krauss

Anders jedoch als einige meinen, würde eine Ablehnung der europäischen Verfassung kein französisches „Nein“ gegenüber Europa darstellen. Es wäre lediglich ein Misstrauensvotum gegenüber der Präsidentschaft Chiracs. Chirac hat die EU geschwächt hat, indem er ein protektionistisches, korporatives Staatsmodell für Europa durchzusetzen suchte und den neuen, kleineren Mitgliedsstaaten, als sie anderer Meinung waren, erklärte, sie sollten „den Mund halten“. Alles, was seine Stellung mindert, muss für Europa und die europäische Einigung als gute Nachricht betrachtet werden.

Jene also, die sich eine stärker geeinte Union wünschen, sollten ein französisches „Nein“ unterstützen – in dem klaren Bewusstsein, dass einige der mit „Nein“ Stimmenden aus den falschen Gründen das Richtige tun werden.

Selbst vor der Ansetzung des Referendums im Mai gab es Hinweise darauf, dass Frankreich immer weniger in der Lage ist, die Europäische Union gemäß seinen Interessen zu gestalten.

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