Ядро на цепи Европы: Германия

БРЮССЕЛЬ – Во время шторма, кораблю вблизи скал нужен сильный якорь, чтобы избежать смерти на скалах. В 2012 году, когда финансовый шторм охватил еврозону, Германия сберегла Европейский корабль от финансовой катастрофы. Но теперь Европейский якорь стал тормозом, препятствуя движению вперед.

Конечно, канцлер Германии Ангела Меркель начала действовать в 2012 году только когда она могла сказать ее внутреннему электорату, что не было никакой альтернативы. Но, в конце концов, Меркель согласилась на постоянный фонд спасения для еврозоны. Она также поддержала формирование банковского союза, который остается неполным, но все еще представляет собой ключевой шаг к финансовой системе под руководством Европейского центрального банка. Благодаря этим мерам, и клятве президента ЕЦБ Марио Драги, которую Германия молчаливо одобрила, что будет сделано «все возможное», чтобы спасти евро, финансовый шторм утих.

Но сейчас еврозона кажется неспособной избежать полной дефляции, так как соблюдается минимальный экономический рост и цены едва двигаются вверх.

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