The new compromise signals the intensification of the anti-people offensive
The dramatic language used by the plutocracy and the bourgeois media analysts, who characterised the EU summit on the 28/29 of June as the “most crucial for the future of Europe” was another attempt to mock and spread illusions amongst the peoples that the EU and the bourgeois governments-centre-right and centre-left- can tackle the people’s problems and provide a pro-people way out from the crisis.
For two years every EU Summit has been characterised as “historic” or the most “crucial”, while the capitalist crisis in the EU and Eurozone has continued to deepen. And on each occasion it has been demonstrated that every EU Summit has added another link to a long chain of anti-people measures escalating the anti-worker assault in all the EU member states irrespective of their fiscal circumstances and the level of their state debt.
Every time it is made public that steps have been taken in the direction of overcoming the capitalist crisis, the major difficulties of its management by the bourgeois class become apparent. Every time there is an appeal to the “principle of solidarity” inside the EU, they further reveal the enormous contradictions between the bourgeois classes of its member states, especially amongst those of the major capitalist economies.
At the same time the breast beating by the mercenaries of the system regarding the really dramatic consequences of the capitalist crisis for the lives of the working class and popular strata has another dimension. It aims to intimidate the workers by saying that things could get worse and that the destitution could sharpen even further. In this way they will accept the predatory alliance as the only way, that the only solution is for them to submit even more and thus in reality facilitate the work of their executioner and not the protection of their lives.
Yet another compromise
The outcome of the Summit Meeting was yet another compromise. The capitalist crisis is deepening in the Eurozone and the EU as a whole. According to the EU’s prediction the Italian economy will shrink by 2.4% in 2012 (1.6% was the original prediction). Spain sought to join the Support Mechanism, Cyprus followed and there will be others.
The confrontation particularly between the bourgeois classes of France and Germany, the major difficulties which bourgeois management faces in Italy and Spain (the 3rd and 4th largest capitalist economies in Europe respectively) seem to have broken the so-called “Franco-German” axis (which in any case had a temporary character in the previous period, as the contradictions between them never ceased). It creates new and again temporary axes and anti-axes of Germany and France, with Spain and Italy, as well as Great Britain, which is the strongest capitalist economy outside the euro and seeks its own discrete role.
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