Merkel en China

NUEVA DELHI –  La segunda visita de la canciller alemana Ángela Merkel a China en el periodo de un año llega con un trasfondo de nefastas predicciones de una septiembre difícil para la eurozona. Teniendo en cuenta estas preocupaciones y el pesimismo persistente en los mercados financieros internacionales, Merkel está tomando audaces iniciativas políticas en su país y en el extranjero. De hecho, su viaje a China debe ser visto como un esfuerzo por reafirmar el liderazgo alemán a lo largo y ancho de la eurozona.

En casa, Merkel recientemente envió un mensaje claro a sus críticos, indicando que Alemania debe pagar un precio por el liderazgo de la eurozona. Advirtió a sus colegas acerca de que no deben realizar comentarios a la ligera sobre una “Grexit” – una salida de Grecia de la eurozona – y aseguró al primer ministro griego, Antonis Samaras, quien se encontraba de visita, que Alemania conserva su compromiso de mantener a su país como miembro de la eurozona.

Si bien se necesitó valor para tomar una postura tan firme, hacerlo ayudó a fortificar la posición de Merkel en Alemania y a lo largo y ancho de la eurozona. Ahora no queda duda de que ella está dispuesta a comprometer a Alemania a la causa de la conservación de la Unión Europea y de la eurozona, y que trabajará para lograr ese objetivo. Si tiene éxito, va a surgir como la primera gran líder europea del siglo XXI.

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