European integration

According to the most optimistic comments, such as those who come from the German Chancellor and French President, Europe is a few days or hours before the completion of the agreement for settling the Greek problem.

We will attempt to stand outside the exact details of the positions of each side in this matter, of institutions and Greece, and to understand some recent developments that have shaped the climate of the current week in Europe.

In the previous text we attempted to determine the effects, which an unfortunate agreement will bring against the current European elite. The Greek government fearing the dramatic consequences of bankruptcy and exit from the common currency fell dramatically from its initial positions. However, the agreement did not end with this retreat. Unlike tensions and distrust move from Europeans took place.

Suddenly the picture shows Merkel to hold political solution, while Eurogroup and the IMF to stand on economic points. Suddenly the political solution seems to be part of the economic solution, as Eurogroup considered as the most important instrument that will validate the forthcoming possible agreement.

The political allies of Greece, France and Germany, seem to wait for the outcome of Eurogroup. By no means, could France and Germany already know that the agreement will occur, but the image of a cycle of economic ministers, to preside and to shape any climate on the understanding or non-understanding among European countries, shapes a difficult picture for the public opinion, namely a distance situation among member countries and Europe.

The described as a nervous attitude of the German minister, stringent counterparts from Finland, Luxembourg, Slovakia and Lithuania creates a sense of hostility. Again one could believe that it is interpersonal relations, for fatigue around an issue, which tends to take increasingly reactionary dimensions. However it is all about diplomacy that should be expressed through these rigidity moments.

Diplomacy of partners seems to be replaced by the constant expression of deviations. Nobody could criticize the financial management competence of the German Finance Minister, no one could criticize the timeless France Europeanness, but media tend to reproduce constantly the acidity and their increasingly limited tolerance.

Diplomacy of partners within the antipathy of partners tends to be the title of a European drama, starring acidity and solidarity disappears. These are five consecutive years of Greek economic crisis. The cyclicality of the economy teaches that liquidity and investments injections are needed in parallel with the fiscal discipline in order to speed up the flow of the cycle, so the crisis to move to development. Europe wants nothing more than that. This is common sense, which is based very far from lobbies that influence a return to national currencies. We need to return to robust European leaders, which can realize that human emotions of anger or frustration form extensive deficit of trust between the peoples of Europe. The leadership of solidarity and prosperity, is certainly based on rules and on the need to maintain the discipline.

The vision of prosperity through mutual respect and respect for the European acquis is necessary in a time of crisis, where the extreme nationalist agenda is constantly transmitted and elected across Europe.

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