Euro ve zmenšující se zóně

LONDÝN – Nedávný summit Evropské unie byl katastrofou. Británie i Německo se pustily do špatné hry: britský ministerský předseda David Cameron izoloval Británii od Evropy, zatímco německá kancléřka Angela Merkelová izolovala eurozónu od reality.

Kdyby Cameron přišel na summit s agendou ekonomického růstu, bojoval by za něco reálného a nescházeli by mu spojenci. Došlo však k tomu, že plně akceptoval Merkelové agendu úsporných opatření – již jeho vlastní vláda uskutečňuje nezávisle – a rozhodl se vetovat návrhy na novou evropskou úmluvu, aby ochránil londýnskou City. To sice potěšilo euroskeptiky v Cameronově Konzervativní straně, ale nepřineslo to nic, co by vyvažovalo smrtící medicínu předepsanou německou Železnou lady.

Dohoda, jíž bylo v Bruselu dosaženo, vylučuje veškeré možnosti keynesiánského řízení poptávky s cílem bojovat proti recesi. „Strukturální“ rozpočtové schodky by měly být omezeny na 0,5 % HDP, přičemž při porušení by platily (dosud nezveřejněné) sankce.

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