关于主权的真相

美国剑桥—最近,法国议会对欧洲新财政条约进行了讨论,社会党政府义正辞严地否认批准这一条约有损于法国的主权。它“并没有在公共支出方面形成约束,”总理埃罗声称,“预算主权仍在法兰西共和国议会手中。”

在埃罗试图让其怀疑派同事——包括许多社会党同志——放心的同时,负责竞争事务的欧洲委员阿尔穆尼亚(Joaquin Almunia)也在布鲁塞尔向其社会民主党同志传递相同的信息。他指出,要想成功,欧洲就必须证明,那些认为全球化和主权之间存在冲突的人是错的。

没人愿意放弃国家主权,左翼政客尤其如此。但是,否认欧元区之生存严重依赖于对主权的约束这一事实表明,欧洲领导人正在误导选民,民主政治的欧洲化进程将因此延迟,最终醒悟的政治和经济成本也会因此提高。

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