Tavicí kotel, nebo hospodářské zatavení

V obavách z přílivu pracovníků z nových členských zemí střední a východní Evropy vystavěly staré členské země EU vysoké bariéry, které mají tomuto přílivu zabránit. I přes rétoriku otevřených trhů EU se volný pohyb pracovních sil nebude většiny občanů nových členských zemí týkat ještě nejméně dalších sedm let.

Tento přístup je z politického hlediska pochopitelný, ale chybný. Jednou z klíčových vymožeností Evropské unie je totiž volný pohyb zboží a vstupů. Vždyť jakou by bez této podmínky byla EU unií? A co by vlastně nové členské země jinak z členství získaly, kromě otravných zásahů bruselské byrokracie?

Vzhledem ke značným nadějím, které předcházely vstupu nových zemí do EU, a ke skoupému postoji unie k novým členům by nemělo nikoho překvapit, kdyby se v těchto zemích brzy začala utvářet protievropská reakce. Léčba je tedy stejně špatná jako sama choroba: diskriminace vůči novým členům vytváří vlastní problémy pro unii.

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