Πέμπτη, 22 Νοεμβρίου 2012

Merely an issue of pure European political will

European integration is not an one-way path. Adnauer and De Gaulles are not here. Neither are Valéry Giscard d'Estaing and Jacques Delors.

We, Greeks, as it seems, believed in European harmonization and fulfillment of European Union much more than our Gothic allies did. We, Greeks, in our 'corrupted' political system, had developed the vision of a union of solidarity! We saw the United States as the paradigm to follow. But the Gothic allies apparently did not. They applied strict financial policies the last decade only to find themselves in a superior position when the common currency would be introduced.   

It is now apparent. The political unwillingness to surpass national sovereignties in order to form a union of people was beautifully transformed into a debt crisis first affecting weakest economies due to 'structural' inadequacies (it's nice to use scientific terminology to camouflage the reality). 

There is no political vision for a united European way to go.

Why would Germany ever sacrifice the competitive advantage over the other European economies  it has now obtained?  We experienced  in the 20th century where competitiveness among  central European economies may lead . Chaos. It's there where we are heading to. Germany and its periphery (Netherlands, Austria, Finland, Slovakia) will clash with France and the latter's historical allies. 

It will either be a Europe of people  or a Europe of Germany. Our 'corrupted' political system has generated NONE, I repeat, NONE political party of neo-liberals. Even the traditional local Christian-Democratic party of New Democracy is a party with apparent social sensitivities.  It will not beg to Germans. 

We are getting into a tough neo-nationalistic clash era. I hope we, Greeks, will be united. It's not about who is the governor. 

It's only about what kind of Europe we are envisaging. 

The States set the paradigm. Unfortunately, we Europeans do not have the guts (aka political will) to make amends ourselves. We need the American lead, that's why IMF is now appearing to be the most pro-Greek side in the negotiations. The European dream failed.


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