Chris Van Es

جماعة اليورو المتخيلة

نيوهافين ــ لقد أولينا قدراً عظيماً من الاهتمام ــ وربما أعظم مما ينبغي ــ لتفكك منطقة اليورو المحتمل. ويعتقد كثيرون أن هذا التفكك ــ ولنقل إذا تخلت اليونان عن اليورو وعادت إلى استخدام الدراخما ــ من شأنه أن يشكل فشلاً سياسياً يهدد استقرار أوروبا في نهاية المطاف. في حديث لها أمام مجلس النواب الألماني في شهر أكتوبر/تشرين الأول الماضي، عرضت هذه القضية بأسلوب صارخ:

"لا ينبغي لأحد أن يتصور أن نصف قرن آخر من السلام والازدهار في أوروبا أمر مضمون، فهو غير مضمون. لذا فأنا أقول إن فشل اليورو يعني فشل أوروبا. ولا ينبغي لهذا أن يحدث أبدا. فنحن ملتزمون تاريخياً باستخدام كل السبل المتاحة لنا لحماية عملية الوحدة الأوروبية التي بدأت قبل أكثر من خمسين عاماً بعد قرون من الكراهية وإراقة الدماء. وليس لأحد أن يتنبأ بالعواقب التي قد تترتب على فشلنا".

لقد شهدت أوروبا أكثر من 250 حرب منذ بداية عصر النهضة في منتصف القرن الخامس عشر. لذا فليس من قبيل إثارة الفزع بين الناس أن نعلن عن خشيتنا بصوت عال فيما يتصل بالحفاظ على حس الانتماء إلى المجتمع الذي تمتعت به أوروبا طيلة نصف القرن الماضي.

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