Qual è il messaggio che arriva dall’Italia?

NEW YORK – Il risultato delle elezioni italiane dovrebbe dare un messaggio chiaro ai leader europei: gli elettori non tollerano le loro politiche di austerità.

Il progetto europeo, per quanto idealista, è sempre stato un impegno dall’alto verso il basso. Ma incoraggiare i tecnocrati a guidare i vari paesi è tutta un’altra questione, che sembra eludere il processo democratico, imponendo politiche che portano ad un contesto di povertà sempre più diffuso.

Mentre i leader europei si nascondono al mondo, la realtà è che gran parte dell’Unione europea è in depressione. La perdita di produzione in Italia dall’inizio della crisi è pari a quella registrata negli anni ’30. Il tasso di disoccupazione giovanile in Grecia ha invece superato ora il 60%, mentre quello della Spagna è oltre il 50%. Con la devastazione del capitale umano, il tessuto sociale europeo si sta lacerando ed il suo futuro è sempre più a rischio.

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