Евросоюз себя парализует?

Европейскую интеграцию кто-то сравнил с велосипедом, который должен постоянно двигаться вперед, чтобы не упасть на землю. Согласно этой аналогии (здесь не имеется ввиду, что Европа - это велогонка Тур де Франс), интеграция - это безостановочный процесс, всегда требующий новых стимулов, а иначе верх в нем возьмут силы стагнации и дезинтеграции.

Введение монет и банкнот Евро, также как и намечающееся расширение Евросоюза на Восток, должны предоставить ему необходимые стимулы и способствовать большему динамизму его экономики. Но когда в состав Евросоюза будет входить уже 27 членов, то используемая в нем процедура принятия решений может завести этот процесс в тупик.

Поскольку для принятия решений по ключевым вопросам, таким как налогообложение, бюджет и основные права, а также в других областях требуется единодушие всех членов Евросоюза, то при существующей неоднородности их экономик это означает, что общий знаменатель для принятия решений в Евросоюзе будет становиться все меньше и меньше. Национальный интерес и статус-кво государств-участников будут превалировать все больше и больше, что усилит вероятность наступления паралича.

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