“What started as a financial crisis is now a full-blown political crisis in two euro-zone states. If the euro zone is to survive, it is now clear it will only do so by increasing its democratic deficit. The economic policies of Southern Europe will in future be dictated by a Brussels-based technocratic elite, which voters will be asked to rubber-stamp on pain of economic ruin. What is also clear is that the one thing that has always seemed vital to any lasting solution to the crisis—large-scale fiscal transfers from Germany to the periphery and a willingness to underwrite future debt—looks less likely than ever. The euro will outlive its six-week deadline, but it’s long-term survival remains in serious doubt.”, hoje no Wall Street Journal (destaque meu).
O primeiro passo parece ter sido a suspensão da democracia na Grécia…ao voltar atrás na decisão de referendar a ajuda financeira, associada à qual vem a austeridade tão ferozmente rejeitada pela população, foi o próprio Governo grego, um órgão democraticamente eleito, a suspender a democracia no seu país!