The Greek crisis has shed light not only on errors in the creation of the modern Greek country, But also capped the failure of the project of unity, peace And prosperity in the European Union, writes economic analyst Gideon Rachman for the newspaper business.
When in 1974 overthrew the regime of the " black colonels ", according to the publication, Greece became the pioneer of a new European model, which implies the restoration of national democracy And join the European economic Union. In 1981, Athens became the tenth member of the Union - such an early accession to the new European system, in the opinion of the analyst, cuts at the root of the statement about the fact that Greece has always been a peripheral member of the brotherhood. Following the model of democratic consolidation, supported by the European integration process, tried on their own shoulders And other States, get rid of dictatorial regimes - Spain And Portugal. After the fall of the Berlin wall, almost all the States of the former Soviet bloc went on the " Greek way ", And the EU got in your hands a powerful tool to spread its influence.
"This idea that the EU is a well-managed system And contributes to the development of democracy, echo continues to resonate in contemporary Europe. It is for this reason Ukrainian demonstrators waved flags of the European Union, When he overthrew the corrupt government of Yanukovych, " says Rahman.
Once Greece was an innovator And symbolized the democratic transition to the European project, writes the FT journalist, currently same Athens have the opportunity to become the emblem of a new And dangerous process of disintegration of the EU. A Greek exit from the Euro zone would negate the fundamental principle of the European Union, which consists in the fact that the adherence to the "European club" is a guarantee of future stability And prosperity.
review analyst, even If embittered And impoverished Greece will remain within the Union, the relationship between the EU And the idea of prosperity is broken. And it's not only that Brussels failed to fulfill its promises, But also economic experiment - the single currency area, the Euro - to which the European authorities dragged Greece And other States of the brotherhood, putting at risk the solidarity of EU member States.
"Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is currently said about the fact that instead to protect democracy in Greece, the European Union became her enemy, the overwhelming will of the people ", - quotes the journalist of the word policy, in his view, precisely formulating the danger posed to Europe current events.
Gideon Rachman also stresses that the Crisis was a clash of 2 of the democratic mandate of the Greek people, who wants to break the shackles of " austerity ", And the taxpayers of other EU countries who want them returned their debts.
"It may happen that the result of the referendum will be achieved painful world. If the Greeks decide to agree to the demands of the European creditors, Greece May remain within the EU And the single currency zone. But it will be the choice of the fallen spirit, And humbled nation. Athens will remain inside the European Union, But their European dream will die ", - concludes the newspaper.
June 30, expires programme of support to Greece, And If the Greek government And the Troika of creditors fail to reach agreement on the renewal, the country Can wait for the default. Afterward as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced on 5 July referendum on the issue of whether to agree to the proposals of creditors for the extension of austerity policies, the citizens of Greece began EN masse to withdraw funds from Bank deposits. Because of this, the government declared a week-long Bank holiday, introduced supervise the movement of capital And imposed a ban on the holding of international online payments.