Τα έργα τέχνης ζουν μέσα σε απέραντη μοναξιά και η κριτική είναι το χειρότερο για να τα ζυγώσεις.
Μονάχα η αγάπη μπορεί να τα συλλάβει, να τ' αγκαλιάσει, να σταθεί δίκαιη απέναντί τους
RAINER MARIA RILKE

Τετάρτη, 12 Οκτωβρίου 2011

APPEAL FOR EUROPE / ΕΚΚΛΗΣΗ ΓΙΑ ΤΗΝ ΕΥΡΩΠΗ ΑΠΟ 95 ΠΡΟΣΩΠΙΚΟΤΗΤΕΣ



*Asger Aamund (Denmark), President and Chief Executive, A.J. Aamund; Chairman, Bavarian Nordic

*Martti Ahtisaari (Finland), Former President

*Anders Aslund (Sweden), Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

*Gordon Bajnai (Hungary), Former Prime Minister

*Mario Baldassarri (Italy), Member of the Italian Senate

*Ulrich Beck (Germany), Professor of Sociology, University of Munich

*Peter Bofinger (Germany), Economist; Member of the German Council of Economic Experts

*Svetoslav Bojilov (Bulgaria), Founder, Communitas Foundation and President, Venture Equity Bulgaria

*Emma Bonino (Italy), Vice-President of the Senate; former European Union Commissioner

*Elmar Brok (Germany), Foreign policy spokesman for the European People’s Party Group in the European Parliament

*Maria Cattaui (Greece/Switzerland), Former Secretary of International Chamber of Commerce

*Daniel Cohn-Bendit (Germany), Member of the European Parliament

*Bertrand Collomb (France), Membre de l’Institut de France; Honorary Chairman, Lafarge

*Massimo D’Alema (Italy), President, Italianieuropei Foundation; President, Foundation for European Progressive Studies; former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister

*Daniel Daianu (Romania), Former Finance Minister

*George David (Cyprus/Greece), Chairman of the Board of Directors of Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company

*Howard Davies (United Kingdom), Economist

*Jean-Luc Dehaene (Belgium), Former Prime Minister; Member of the European Parliament

*Ales Debeljak (Slovenia), Professor, University of Ljubljana

*Gianfranco Dell’Alba (Italy), Director, Confederation of Italian Industry (Confindustria) – Brussels office

*Pavol Demes (Slovakia), Former Foreign Minister; Senior Transatlantic *Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States (Bratislava)

*Kemal Dervis (Turkey), Former Minister of State for Economic Affairs; Vice-President and Director of Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution

*Tibor Dessewffy (Hungary), President, Demos Hungary

*Andrew Duff (UK), President of the Union of European Federalists

*Hans Eichel (Germany), Former Finance Minister

*Joschka Fischer (Germany), Former Foreign Minister and Vice-Chancellor

*Timothy Garton Ash (UK), Professor of European Studies, Oxford University

*Anthony Giddens (UK), Emeritus Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science

*Charles Goodhart (UK), Economist; former member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee

*Heather Grabbe (UK), Executive Director, Open Society Institute – Brussels

*Charles Grant (UK), Director, Centre for European Reform

*Jean-Marie Guéhenno (France), Director of the Centre on International *Conflict Resolution, Columbia University (New York); Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; former Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations at the UN Operations at the United Nations

*Alfred Gusenbauer (Austria), Former Federal Chancellor

*Hans Hækkerup (Denmark), Chairman, Defence Commission; former Defence Minister

*David Hannay (UK), Member of the House of Lords

*Chris Haskins (UK/Ireland), Member of the House of Lords; Chair of the European Movement

*Pierre Hassner (France), Emeritus Research Director at Sciences-Po (CERI)

*Steven Heinz (Austria), Co-Founder and Co-Chairman, Lansdowne Partners

*François Heisbourg (France), Chair of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and Geneva Centre for Security Studies

*Diego Hidalgo (Spain), Co-founder of the Spanish newspaper El País; President, FRIDE (Fundación para las Relaciones Internacionales y el Diálogo Exterior, Madrid)

*Michiel van Hulten (The Netherlands), Course leader of the FutureLab Europe programme, European Policy Centre, Brussels; former Member of the European Parliament

*Jaakko Iloniemi (Finland), Former Executive Director, Crisis Management Initiative; former Ambassador

*Wolfgang Ischinger (Germany), Chairman, Munich Security Conference; Global Head of Government Affairs, Allianz

*Minna Jarvenpaa (Finland/US), International Advocacy Director, Open Society Foundation

*Mary Kaldor (UK), Professor, London School of Economics

*Glenys Kinnock (UK), Shadow House of Lords spokesperson on international development

*Gerald Knaus (Austria), Chairman of the European Stability Initiative and Carr Center Fellow

*Rem Koolhaas (The Netherlands), Architect

*Fiorella Kostoris (Italian), Economist

*Bernard Kouchner (France), Former Foreign Minister

*Ivan Krastev (Bulgaria), Chair of Board, Centre for Liberal Strategies

*Armin Laschet (Germany), Former Minister for Integration

*Mark Leonard (UK), Director, European Council on Foreign Relations

*Gerard Lyons (UK), Chief Economist and Head of Global Research at Standard Chartered

*George Magnus (UK), Senior Economic Adviser, UBS Investment Bank

*Emma Marcegaglia (Italy), President, Confindustria

*Tadeusz Mazowiecki (Poland), Former Prime Minister

*Dominique Moisi (France), Senior Adviser, IFRI

*Hildegard Müller (Germany), Chairwoman, BDEW (Bundesverband der Energie-und Wasserwirtschaft)

*Kalypso Nicolaidis (Greece/France), Professor of International Relations, University of Oxford

*Christine Ockrent (Belgium), Chief Executive, Audiovisuel Extérieur de la France

*Dick Oosting (The Netherlands), Chief Executive, European Council on Foreign Relations

*Mabel van Oranje (The Netherlands), Chief Executive, The Elders

*Ana Palacio (Spain), Former Foreign Minister; former Senior Vice-President and General Counsel of the World Bank Group

*Jose Pérez Fernandes (Spain), Chairman, Banco de Madrid

*Julian Priestly (UK), Former Secretary-General of the European Parliament

*Andrew Puddephatt (UK), Director, Global Partners & Associated

*Hélène Rey (France), Professor of Economics, London Business School

*George Robertson (UK), Former Secretary-General of Nato

*Albert Rohan (Austria), Former Secretary-General for Foreign Affairs

*Dariusz Rosati (Poland), Former Foreign Minister

*Adam D. Rotfeld (Poland), Former Foreign Minister

*Olivier Roy (France), Professor, European University Institute (Florence)

*Daniel Sachs (Sweden), Chief Executive, Proventus

*Marietje Schaake (The Netherlands), Member of the European Parliament

*Giuseppe Scognamiglio (Italy), Head of Public Affairs – Executive Vice-President, UniCredit

*Narcís Serra (Spain), Chair of CIDOB Foundation; former Vice-President of the Spanish Government

*David Simon (UK), Member of the House of Lords; former Chairman of BP

*Aleksander Smolar (Poland), Chairman of the Board, Stefan Batory Foundation

*Javier Solana (Spain), Former EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy and Secretary-General of the Council of the EU; former Secretary-General of Nato

*Pedro Solbes (Spain), Former EU Commissioner and former Minister of Finance

*Carlos Solchago (Spain), Former Minister of Economy and Finance; former Chair of the Interim Committee of the International Monetary Fund; Director-Partner, Solchaga Recio & Asociados

*George Soros (Hungary/US), Founder and Chairman, Open Society Foundations

*Pär Stenbäck (Finland), Former Foreign Minister

*Ion Sturza (Romania), President, GreenLight Invest; former Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova

*Pawel Swieboda (Poland), President, Demos-Europa, Centre for European Strategy

*Loukas Tsoukalis (Greece), Professor, University of Athens and President, ELIAMEP (Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy)

*George Vassiliou (Cyprus), Former President

*Guy Verhofstadt (Belgium), Member of the European Parliament; leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Group; former Prime Minister

*Vaira Vike-Freiberga (Latvia), Former President

*David Vines (UK), Professor of Economics, Oxford University

*António Vitorino (Portugal), Lawyer; former European Commissioner

*Norbert Walter (Germany), Former Chief Economist, Deutsche Bank

*Stephen Wall (UK), Former British Permanent Representative to the European Union

*Carlos Alonso Zaldívar (Spain), Ambassador of Spain to Brazil

*Stelios Zavvos (Greece), Chief Executive, Zeus Capital Manager


AN OPEN LETTER FROM CONCERNED EUROPEANS TO EUROZONE LEADERS

The euro crisis needs a solution, now. The current measures are too little and too late and are precipitating global financial turmoil. The euro is far from perfect, as this crisis has revealed. But the answer is to fix its faults rather than allowing it to undermine and perhaps destroy the global financial system.

We, concerned Europeans, call upon the governments of the Eurozone to agree in principle on the need for a legally binding agreement to: 1) establish a common treasury that can raise funds for the Eurozone as a whole and ensure that member-states adhere to fiscal discipline; 2) reinforce common supervision, regulation and deposit insurance within the Eurozone; and 3) develop a strategy that will produce both economic convergence and growth because the debt problem cannot be solved without growth.

While a legally binding agreement is being negotiated and ratified, the governments of the Eurozone must in the interim empower the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) and the European Central Bank (ECB) to cooperate in bringing the crisis under control. These institutions could then guarantee and eventually recapitalize the banking system and enable countries in need to refinance their debt, within agreed limits, at practically no cost by issuing treasury bills that can be rediscounted at the ECB.

We call upon the legislatures of the Eurozone countries to recognize that the euro needs a European solution. The pursuit of national solutions can only lead to dissolution.

«Κύριοι, η κρίση στην Ευρωζώνη χρειάζεται μια λύση, άμεσα. Τα τρέχοντα μέτρα είναι πολύ λίγα, ήρθαν πολύ αργά και επιτείνουν την παγκόσμια χρηματοοικονομική αναταραχή. Όπως αποκάλυψε αυτή η κρίση το ευρώ απέχει πολύ από το να είναι τέλειο. Η απάντηση σε αυτό είναι μάλλον να επιδιορθωθούν τα λάθη του, παρά να αφεθεί να υπονομεύει και ίσως και να καταστρέψει το παγκόσμιο χρηματοοικονομικό σύστημα.

Εμείς, οι ανήσυχοι ευρωπαίοι απευθύνουμε έκκληση στις κυβερνήσεις της Ευρωζώνης να συμφωνήσουν σε μια νομικά δεσμευτική συμφωνία, η οποία θα καθιερώνει ένα κοινό υπουργείο οικονομικών που θα μπορεί:

1. Να συγκεντρώσει κεφάλαια για την Ευρωζώνη ως σύνολο και να διασφαλίσει ότι τα κράτη μέλη είναι δημοσιονομικά πειθαρχημένα

2. Να ενισχύσει την κοινή εποπτεία, την επιβολή κανονιστικού πλαισίου και την ασφάλεια των καταθέσεων εντός της Ευρωζώνης και

3. Να αναπτύξει μια στρατηγική που θα έχει ως αποτέλεσμα την οικονομική σύγκλιση και την ανάπτυξη- γιατί το πρόβλημα του χρέους δεν μπορεί να σωθεί χωρίς ανάπτυξη.

Ενώ μια νομικά δεσμευτική συμφωνία θα γίνεται αντικείμενο διαπραγμάτευσης, πρέπει στο μεταξύ οι ευρωπαϊκές κυβερνήσεις να ενθαρρύνουν το Ταμείο Χρηματοοικονομικής Σταθερότητας και την ΕΚΤ να συνεργαστούν ώστε να τιθασεύσουν την κρίση. Αυτά τα ιδρύματα μπορούν να εγγυηθούν και τελικά να ανακεφαλαιοποιήσουν το τραπεζικό σύστημα. Έτσι, χώρες που έχουν ανάγκη να αναχρηματοδοτήσουν το χρέος τους, θα μπορέσουν να το κάνουν εντός συμφωνηθέντων ορίων, χωρίς πρακτικά κανένα κόστος, εκδίδοντας ομόλογα που μπορούν να επαναπροεξοφλήσουν στην ΕΚΤ.

Απευθύνουμε έκκληση και στα νομοθετικά σώματα των χωρών της ευρωζώνης να αναγνωρίσουν ότι το Ευρώ χρειάζεται μια ευρωπαϊκή λύση. Το κυνήγι εθνικών λύσεων, μόνο σε διάλυση μπορεί να οδηγήσει».


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