O Que Diz a Itália?

NOVA IORQUE – O resultado das eleições Italianas deveria enviar uma mensagem clara aos líderes da Europa: as políticas de austeridade que têm seguido estão a ser rejeitadas pelos eleitores.

O projecto Europeu, por mais idealista que tenha sido, foi sempre um esforço do topo para a base. Mas outro assunto completamente diferente é encorajar os tecnocratas a governar países, aparentemente contornando os processos democráticos, e impondo-lhes políticas que conduzam à miséria pública generalizada.

Embora os líderes da Europa fujam ao termo, a realidade é que grande parte da União Europeia se encontra em depressão. A queda na produção em Itália desde o início da crise é apenas comparável à da década de 1930. A taxa de desemprego entre os jovens na Grécia ultrapassa agora os 60%, e a da Espanha está acima dos 50%. Com a destruição do capital humano, o tecido social da Europa desintegra-se, e o seu futuro é posto em perigo.

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