未来的欧洲

发自巴黎——每当人们试图为欧洲一体化寻找依据的时候,他们总是喜欢从历史中寻找答案。他们强调一体化可以将战争的幽灵驱逐出这个古老的大洲。而一体化事实上也给欧洲带来了数百年以来最持久的和平与繁荣。

但这一观点虽然完全正确,却是不完整的。相比于1945年,我们有更多的理由去为一个“更紧密的”欧洲而奋斗,而且这些理由都是向前看的。

65年前,全球GDP的分布状况使得欧洲只有一个实现单一市场的效仿对象:美国。如今,欧洲正面对着一个全新的全球经济,一个被全球化和亚洲和拉美新兴国家所重新塑造的经济。

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