UE precisa de “desregulamentação radical”

O Telegraph publica uma carta aberta com 16 signatários, cada um representando o seu respectivo país, sobre a crise e a necessidade de reformas urgentes na UE. A carta é também citada neste artigo sobre Cameron, onde se inclui uma referência ao IEA. Um dos signatários da carta é André Azevedo Alves, PhD pela London Schoool of Economics e professor da Universidade de Aveiro e da Universidade Católica Portuguesa, a quem me cabe a distinta tarefa de dar os Parabéns pela honra que lhe foi atribuída.

O texto da carta é o que se segue:

As economists from 16 EU states, we don’t all hold the same view on whether the euro was a good idea, nor any particular view on David Cameron’s veto of a possible EU treaty. However, we are staunch believers in the free movement of goods, services, people and capital as enshrined in the Treaty of Rome. 

Though only one person from each country has signed this letter, our views are not far out of line with those of many fellow economists. The EU should not focus on Mr Cameron’s actions. It should, instead, look at the underlying arguments about the future of the EU and the euro. 

Unless there is radical deregulation of the labour and product markets and lower taxation, the euro can never work and the EU can never be a thriving economic area again.
These are the challenges, but the EU and its member governments are moving in the wrong direction. We see no sign that those discussing how to deal with the euro crisis understand the actions that need to be taken. 

Whether or not the euro survives, this attitude will lead to gradual decline and increased social conflict within the EU. It may ultimately lead to the disintegration of both the single currency and the EU. 

Prof Pascal Salin
University Paris-Dauphine, France

Prof Pedro Schwartz
Universidad San Pablo CEU, Spain

Prof Philip Booth
Institute of Economic Affairs, UK

Prof Roland Vaubel
University of Mannheim, Germany

Prof Sean Barrett
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Dr Christian Bjørnskov
University of Aarhus, Denmark

Dr Fredrik Erixon
European Centre for International Political Economy, Sweden

Prof Barbara Kolm
University of Dona Goriza and Friedrich von Hayek Institute, Austria

Dr Piotr Zientara
University of Gdansk, Poland

Dr André Azevedo Alves
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal 

Dr Alberto Mingardi
Istituto Bruno Leoni, Italy

Rūta Vainienė
Lithuanian Free Market Institute, Lithuania

Prof Gabriel Mursa
University of Iasi and Friedrich von Hayek Institute, Romania

Dr Žiga Andoljšek
Katoliški Inštitut, Slovenia

Petri Kajander
Libera, Finland

Svetla Kostadinova
Institute for Market Economics, Bulgaria

4 pensamentos sobre “UE precisa de “desregulamentação radical”

  1. lucklucky

    “This is the first time I think that I or RyanAir have ever been invited to a conference by the European Union. Because as most of you know, the European Union spends most of its time suing me, torturing me, criticizing me or condeming me for lowering the cost of air travel all over Europe and making life so really difficult for their favorite airlines, which as we all know like high-fare airlines, like Air France, British Airlines, and Lufthansa who must be protected at all costs because they’re the future of Europe — the future of europe lies in people being forced to pay 800 euros for one-hour flights across the continent; the future of Europe lies in people being forced to pay fuel surcharges for the right to travel on Europe’s best airlines run by the Germans, the French, and the British.

    Well, sorry we like to disagree… which is why a conference on innovation is so important.

    … If you look at the mess Europe is in, if you look at the mess that the European economy is in, there’s only one way out of it.

    And it’s not going to be a summit of European politicians.

    It’s certainly not going to be a conference held in Brussels, where the last innovative idea came in 1922, I think.

    Innovation is going to be the way for the European economy to grow, to develop, to create new jobs and that’s why I think it’s so important we have four young people.

    I’m kind of a little bit nervous that we’ve brought them to Brussels where I’m afraid that their innovative streak, or their spark of innovation, might be dulled by a long lunch, an afternoon sleep, followed by an early finish, and then they’d all become — God help us — politicians or bureaucrats in Brussels and therefore do nothing to add to the sum of human kind.

    So I urge you as quickly as you possibly can: Get the hell out of Brussels.

    Go back to your countries, and stay away from here as much as is humanly possible. Because Brussels, those of you who know the Star Wars Trilogy, this is the evil empire. The Berlaymont is the Death Star, where any hint of innovation is left at the door as you walk in to meet with bureaucrats and politicians, who you can always tell when they’re telling lies because their lips are moving.”

  2. Luís Barata

    Necessário era desregular as profissões! Mas isso implodia as universidades. Os professores perdiam os empregos, os médicos o poleiro, os arquitectos o monopólio da construção e por aí fora.

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