A major crisis


In Europe, significant changes occur. By main political causes, it seems that the issue of national identity conquers increasingly large part of the agenda in almost all countries of the Eurozone.

Just today Denmark of modernized social democracy, which since 1990, has managed to form a structured development model, elect the most right party combination. Le Pen, in Paris, tends to determine the direction of the electoral political discussion, as she is forcing Sarkozi to move even more right, as already being defined by ideology and defines President Hollande as a weak agent.

Greece is in the middle of a European economic problem, awaiting a durable solution of the debt, while the European institutions and the IMF are unable to advocate a common understanding of this debt. With an elected government, of two political parties with strong nationalist and populist benchmarks, Greece teeter among the most ominous economic scenarios. The administrators of the needed solutions, Merkel, Hollande, Juncker and Dijsselbloem, seek to address the demands of this new government and to advocate on the side of the IMF without much success. The media coverage of European management is limited to the logic of “desired optimum.” What about those are not “desired?

This image tends to form competing political emotions within the societies of all the Eurozone and the United Europe member states. Some face Greece with hostility, others with solidarity. The neutrality of policy is lost. The European acquis appears not to be reflected in policy. The economy tends to dominate the agenda and institutional factors to measure their interests.

What is the political cost?

Apart from the internal economic and social costs of any national political stance, there are the apparent Community costs, which are not widely worded. The unfortunate management of a political situation, based on the logic of “desired optimum”, is leaving uncovered the widespread political, institutional seriousness and the political future of the years “wise” European elite. Why Merkel to rescue her political future, the moment in which the political desperation leads many countries in the vote of the extreme right or the legitimacy of reactionism?

How Hollande will clash at the political right policy environment in France, the moment that he cannot emerge as an efficient European player? How an unfortunate solution to the Greek problem will be translated and decoded in France for example, the moment in which France and Italy face fiscal discrepancies, the economies of Spain and Portugal do not seem to form a growth potential?

Nothing is really solved. This discussion, someone will tell, that should be combined with a brave criticism about the policy of each member state. I totally agree and any responsibilities of an accident will be borne for national governments. Though, it is Europe that must speak hyphens that should be able to hit the populism and national identity requests. How to contrary to populism?

Europe, to be enforced against populism and to put front unionism. Through brave unionist policy. Otherwise no one will exist in the new European era. New data, the losers are leaving, the new are coming. Who are the young? That is a good question to be answer in Brussels.

Veni Mouzakiari
Veni Mouzakiari
Phd Candidate at the department of International and European Studies, University of Macedonia. Political consultant


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