La oportunidad económica de la salida de Grecia

TILTON – La primera oración del Tratado de Roma de 1957, el documento fundacional de lo que se convertiría en la Unión Europea – llamaba a sentar las bases de "una unión cada vez más estrecha entre los pueblos europeos".  Sin embargo, últimamente ese ideal se ha visto amenazado, minado por su propia élite política que adoptó una moneda común e ignoró completamente las deficiencias subyacentes.

Hoy en día, esas fallas quedaron expuestas y amplificadas por la crisis griega que parece no tener fin. Y en ningún lugar son más evidentes que en la relación de Grecia con el Fondo Monetario Internacional.

Cuando la crisis del euro estalló en 2010, los funcionarios europeos se dieron cuenta de que no poseían la habilidad necesaria para enfrentar la amenaza que representaba la suspensión de pagos de las deudas soberanas y la potencial disolución de la unión monetaria. Así, evitar el derrumbe de la eurozona se convirtió en el principal imperativo político de los funcionarios de la UE. Para ello, solicitaron la ayuda del FMI, cuya intervención resultó en una serie de irregularidades que pusieron de manifiesto la gravedad de los problemas que la eurozona debió enfrentó en ese entonces, y que no han perdido actualidad.

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