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Irland uten klær

Av - 22.11.2010 11:43
Avkledd. Den irske statsministeren Brian Cowen avbildes uten klær av tegneren Alan Cavanagh. Cowen får skylden for at Irland har gått fra å være økonomisk tigergutt til tiggergutt. Tegning: Alan Cavanagh, CC

Avkledd. Den irske statsministeren Brian Cowen avbildes uten klær av tegneren Cavanagh. Cowen får skylden for at Irland har gått fra å være økonomisk tigergutt til å bli tiggergutt. Tegning: Alan Cavanagh, CC

Irland tar imot hjelp fra EU for å redde landets banker. Men landets omstridte statsminister Brian Cowen vil ikke ta skylden for at det har gått aldeles galt med den irske “tigergutt”.

_ Jeg er ikke busemannen dere leter etter, sa Cowen til sine kritikere. Hans regjering besluttet i helgen å be om hjelp fra EU og det internasjonale pengefondet IMF etter flere uker med stadig større problemer med å stoppe ettervirkningen av finanskrisen. Irland har opparbeidet seg budsjettunderskudd på over 30 prosent av BNP, men kravet for å være med i euroen er tre prosent. Landet har også måtte betale høy risikorente for å oppta nye lån.

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Lyst på euro?

Av - 13.5.2010 12:47

For å samle inn bompenger åpner selv Nei-landet Norge for euroen. Her i Setesdal. Foto: Dag Yngland

Euroen brer seg til tross for Hellas-krisen. Denne uken godkjente EU-kommisjonen Estland som neste medlem i euro-klubben. Esterne blir det 17. medlemmet i 2011. Hvis euroen fortsatt finnes da…;-).

Det er i alle fall blitt mer sannsynlig etter at alle de 27 EU-landene natt til mandag ble enige om en gigantisk krisepakke på 750 milliarder euro (nær 6 000 milliarder kroner). Pengene skal i første omgang være i beredskap som et forsvarsskjold mot tillitskriser og spekulasjonsbølger i finansmarkedene. Pakken er blitt sammenlignet med alt fra “EUs atomknapp” til “en bazooka mot markedene“.

Tidsskriftet The Economist sammenligner EUs nye euroforsvar med NATOs “artikkel 5” – den viktige paragrafen som sier at et angrep mot et av medlemmene er et angrep mot alle.

I think this bellicose talk of fighting battles with markets and being at war with perfidious bankers (to quote Mrs Merkel) may point to a useful analogy for what is going on in terms of political integration here, at least at this point. I wonder if this new intergovernmental warchest of €440 billion, working with the intergovernmental IMF, is a bit like the mutual defence clause, Article 5, in the NATO treaty, that says an attack on one member of NATO is an attack on all. That is hugely important, and commits each member government to big and serious things. But it is not the same as those member countries agreeing to pool their militaries.

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