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No prestes a tus amigos del euro

MÚNICH – Tras meses de juegos y actitudes políticas temerarias y sólo una semana después de que los votantes griegos rechazaran las condiciones para un plan de rescate de 7.500 millones de euros (8.200 millones de dólares), el final llegó rápidamente. Los dirigentes políticos de la zona del euro acordaron iniciar negociaciones con un plan mucho mayor, que asciende a 86.000 millones de euros, casi la mitad del PIB de Grecia. Lamentablemente, el acuerdo revela la evidente determinación de Europa de volver a representar la misma tragedia en el futuro.

A lo largo de los cinco últimos años, nada menos que 344.000 millones de euros han pasado de los acreedores oficiales, como el Banco Central Europeo y el Fondo Monetario Internacional a las arcas del Estado griego y a los bancos comerciales de este país, pero, seis meses después de negociaciones casi fútiles, se había llegado al agotamiento y las vacaciones estaban al caer, por lo que se prestó poca atención a las condiciones reales para un nuevo rescate de Grecia. Aunque el Fondo Europeo de Estabilidad Financiera había declarado oficialmente en quiebra a Grecia el 3 de julio, los dirigentes de la zona del euro volvieron a aplazar el asunto de la insolvencia.

El último acuerdo sí que detuvo –o al menos interrumpió– la mayor  crisis de la zona del euro hasta la fecha, lo que puso fin a un período sin precedentes de antipatía, oprobio, humillación, incordios y chantaje dentro de Europa. De hecho, Grecia se libró por los pelos de salir de la zona del euro.

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