segunda-feira, 27 de junho de 2011
FT asks "Could Germany divorce Europe?" - Gideon Rachman sets the question...
Is this a rhetorical question or one that deserves a qualified answer?
No matter how painful and challenging the adjustments now taking place on multiple fronts worldwide Germany's place and safe anchor belongs in Europe and the most ambitious political project ever undertaken: the EU.
It has many failings and is far from a straightforward bloc of countries trying to tread a common path.
Evolution to another level of engagement between its 27-member States is called for more than ever before.
Germany will always take the driver's seat sharing it with France on many issues.
As a stand-alone Germany might even believe that its role in the world might feel freer and more comfortable. On second thoughts it would find such a proposition preposterous.
A third way fits in whereby Germany leads the EU in a committed stance while taking on the rest of the world from a strongly-footed European platform as well.