Европейский спасательный трос для Украины

НЬЮ-ЙОРК – Выборы в Европарламент и президентские выборы в Украине на прошлой неделе выявили резко контрастные результаты. Избиратели Европы выразили свое недовольство насчет нынешнего функционирования Европейского союза, в то время как население Украины продемонстрировало свое стремление к ассоциации с ЕС. Европейские лидеры и граждане должны воспользоваться этой возможностью и рассмотреть, что это значит и как, путем помощи Украине, они могут помочь всей Европе.

Изначальным фундаментом ЕС было более близкое объединение суверенных государств, желающих связать постепенно растущую долю своего суверенитета ради общего блага. Это был смелый эксперимент в международном управлении и верховенстве закона, направленный на замену национализму и применению силы.

К сожалению, кризис евро превратил ЕС в нечто полностью иное: чистое отношение кредиторов и должников, в котором страны-кредиторы навязывают условия закрепляющие свое господство. Если сочетать поддержку премьер-министра Италии Маттео Рензи с анти-ЕС голосами левых и правых партий, а также учесть низкую явку на выборы Европарламента, то можно утверждать, что большинство граждан выступают против нынешних условий.

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