Slovenska nesebična pomoč pri (za)davljenju Grčije

Neil Irwin je v New York Timesu izpostavil veliko pomoč slovenskega finančnega ministra Mramorja (s predlogom o planu B za grški izstop) pri veliki nemški zmagi nad Grčijo in nad vsemi neposlušnimi evrskimi državami. Z nemško zmago je prevladala nemška konzervativna doktrina, da se krize povpraševanja ne rešuje s povečevanjem javnih izdatkov, pač pa z zategovanjem pasu in deregulacijo trga dela.

Ta doktrina sicer nima podlage v nobeni ekonomski teoriji. In tudi v praksi ne deluje. Nasprotno. Teoretsko in empirično dokazano poglablja recesijo in pozvroča socialno bedo. Natanko to je naredila tudi v Grčiji v zadnjih petih letih. Toda Nemčija (s svojimi lakaji) je pač močnejša. In Grčijo bodo še tretjič zapored fiskalno waterboardali, posilili in zadavili. Toda Mramor si je morda prislužil, da se bo naslednjič v pavzi srečanja evroskupine morda lahko pridružil izbranemu krogu hardlinerjev okrog Schäublejevega vozička, ob boku finskemu ministru Alexandru Stubbu.

At the height of crucial negotiations over the latest bailout of Greece this month, Germany circulated a proposal that undercut decades of promises about the march toward deeper European unity: Greece, it said, could be offered a temporary exit from the euro.

The proposal reflected some muscle-flexing by hard-liners in Berlin. But it was first broached privately not by the Germans, but by Slovenia, a tiny eurozone member whose finance minister demanded a “Plan B” for a leftist Greek government he compared to the former Yugoslavia’s Communists.

Slovenia’s proposal was a double triumph for Germany. Greece’s economic crisis not only has done nothing to soften Germany’s insistence on adherence to rules, fiscal austerity and dire consequences for countries that fail to live up to their obligations, but it has also actually reinforced the willingness of Germany’s allies in Europe to impose even harsher conditions on Athens.

From Lisbon to Latvia, from creditor countries to debtors, among some left-wing leaders as well as conservative governments, the response to Greece reflected a deep aversion to government spending as a tool to fight economic slumps and faith in deregulated labor markets. It is a vision of austere, market-based policies that are a break with Europe’s past.

Vir: Neil Irwin, New York Times

2 responses

  1. Slovenski finančni minister je tako hotel pokazati Nemčiji, da ji tako zvesto sledi, da ji celo “prebere” misli, zaradi česar ji potem ni bilo treba predlagati te neprijetnosti…
    Sicer pa v javnosti kaže tako samozadovoljstvo z gospodarsko “rastjo” Slovenije (ki temelji na izvozu), kot, da bi k temu sam prispeval…Morda bo tudi za Slovenijo to hrabro predlagal.

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