Евро в середине кризиса

КЭМБРИДЖ. Теперь, после того как Европейский Союз и Международный валютный фонд выделили 67.5 миллиардов евро на спасение проблемных банков Ирландии, приближается ли, наконец, долговой кризис еврозоны к завершению?

К сожалению, нет. В действительности, мы, по всей вероятности, только в срединной точке кризиса. Конечно же, гигантский и устойчивый скачок роста еще мог бы исцелить все долговые проблемы Европы – как и чьи угодно. Но этот идиллический сценарий выглядит все более невероятным. Куда более вероятно то, что заключительной стадией станет волна списания долгов, похожая на ту, что, в конечном счете, ликвидировала латиноамериканский долговой кризис 1980 года.

Для начала, придется выручить еще многих, с Португалией во главе списка. С ее средними темпами роста менее 1% на протяжении последнего десятилетия и, возможно, самым склеротичным рынком труда в Европе, трудно представить себе, как Португалия сможет вырасти из своего массивного долгового бремени.

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