Chris Van Es

欧元的“新衣”

伦敦 ——

严峻的挑战面前无所作为,这是欧盟的一贯作风。欧盟引起世界关注的时刻少之又少,这正是欧洲在经济和地缘政治上江河日下的原因。

1958 年签署的《罗马条约》成立了欧洲经济共同体,成为欧洲的一大进步。然而,建立共同市场的同时却并未成立共同政府,这为日后的种种麻烦埋下了伏笔。自从欧盟东扩至 27 个成员国及其内部 16 个国家组成欧元区之后,虚夸与现实之间的差距进一步拉大了。从历史来看,欧元区许下的种种承诺是它远无法兑现的。

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