Ontem tive o privilégio de assistir à conferência do Presidente Vaclav Klaus organizada pelo Grupo Bruges, assim como de o conhecer pessoalmente. Sem dúvida, é um dos últimos políticos com personalidade em grande destaque na Europa. Tal como ele disse no seu discurso, todas estas recomendações anti-federalistas são urgentes para o continente europeu, e, com um sorriso provocador nos lábios, sugeriu que exactamente o mesmo também se aplica aos Estados Unidos.
“Let me suggest the main components of such a change. First, we must get rid of the unproductive and paternalistic social market economy. Second, we should accept that economic adjustment processes take time and that impatient politicians and governments usually make things worse. Third, we should start making comprehensive reductions of government expenditures and forget flirting with solutions based on tax increases.
We should also stop the constantly expanding green legislation. The Greens must be prevented from taking over much of our economy under the banner of such flawed ideas as the global warming doctrine. And we should get rid of the centralisation, harmonisation and standardisation of the European continent and start decentralising, deregulating and desubsidising our society and economy. It should be made possible for countries that are the victims of the European Monetary Union to leave it and return to their own monetary arrangements. And we should forget such plans as a European fiscal union, not to mention anti-democratic ambitions to politically unify Europe. We should return to democracy, which can exist only at the level of nation-states, not at the level of the whole continent.” Vaclav Klaus (03/05/2012)