24/06/15

Para que servem as reuniões do Eurogrupo afinal?

É revelador o que Maria Luís Albuquerque diz sobre a reunião de hoje (Expresso):
A reunião do Eurogrupo desta quarta-feira, mais uma para tentar o desenlace para o caso grego, foi suspensa porque “as negociações não estavam suficientemente avançadas para que pudéssemos ter hoje uma decisão final”, explicou aos jornalistas Maria Luís Albuquerque, à saída do encontro dos ministros das Finanças da zona euro. “Não nos foi dito qual era o ponto da discórdia”, precisou.
Já há dias o facto de os ministros não terem acesso às propostas em discussão tinha sido levantado (Forbes, 21/06/2015) :
The Irish finance minister, Michael Noonan, complained that he had not seen the proposals put forward by the EU institutions for consideration by the Greek government. This is a serious criticism. Failure to brief finance ministers adequately before a Eurogroup meeting is negligent, although perhaps understandable in a rapidly-changing situation. It means that the ministers are unable to make informed decisions, so they must either rubber-stamp proposals without considering then properly, or defer everything. Kicking cans down the road is of course a Eurogroup specialty, but it really shouldn’t be forced on finance ministers through inadequate briefing. (...)

But Mr. Varoufakis added another complaint to Mr. Noonan’s. He said that he had been prevented from briefing EU finance ministers on his own proposal ahead of the meeting.(...)

[I]t raises serious questions about the role of the Eurogroup. If all the Eurogroup can ever see is a finished product, they can never do more than rubber-stamp decisions made by unelected bureaucrats behind the scenes. This is not a good way of running a supposedly democratic polity. (...)

Whatever the reason, the finance ministers ended up in the dark about the proposals of BOTH sides. So no decision could reasonably be made at last Thursday’s Eurogroup meeting. It was set up to fail. (...)

[A] larger worry remains. Everyone knows that the European Parliament has little power, but the Council of Ministers – the representatives of democratically-elected governments – has always been believed to bear ultimate responsibility for EU-wide decisions. Yet this incident calls into question the authority of the Council of Ministers, suggesting that the real power is exercised by unelected bureaucrats and technocrats. How democratic is the EU, really?

1 comentários:

Nightwish disse...

A resposta é simples, não é democrática e isso tem que acabar a bem, ou então vai acabar muito mal.