Zapatero y Chirac no despiertan en Europa ningún entusiasmo ni esperanza.
Le Monde estima que Chirac conduce a Francia por la vía del retroceso, incluso dentro de la UE.
El Economist avanza un rosario de problemas, en España: de la crisis con ETA al menor crecimiento económico de lo esperado:
Economist / Forecast
Nov 14th 2006
The governing Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE) will face considerable challenges during the outlook period. The Basque terrorist organisation, Euskadi ta Askatasuna (ETA), declared a ceasefire in mid-March 2006, but already the process towards an enduring peace appears to be in trouble. A successful outcome will be difficult, and the pitfalls for the government are numerous. The region of Catalonia has won greater devolution, and many other regions are now seeking similar arrangements. These growing centrifugal forces in Spain are the main reason for the ongoing polarisation of the country’s politics. The PSOE government’s first major economic policy initiative, a tax reform package, will come into effect mostly in 2007. Broad budgetary stability is anticipated over the outlook period. After estimated GDP growth of 3.4% in 2006, the economy is forecast to slow gradually to 2.4% by 2008. This slowdown should see the large current-account deficit, which will have reached an estimated 8.2% of GDP in 2006, narrow slightly over the outlook period. Inflation is expected to moderate from a relatively high level of 3.5% in 2006.