Less than a week after obtaining the status of “candidate for the European Union”, Ukraine arouses curiosity. What could it bring to the European economy once the war is over? It is to open up prospects that the Toulouse association “Free Ukraine», created in February 2022, wanted to organize a great debate under the gold of the Hôtel de Région. But what state will she be in then?
In the preamble, Irina Tuz, the president of the association, recalled this Tuesday evening, June 28, how much her country of birth suffered not only in her chair but also economically. “The expected drop in GDP is less than 40%, you can imagine the disaster! ” The Nobel Prize in economics Jean Tirole made it a little more touching by going up to the podium in turn to discuss a crisis which is already affecting all of Europe by ricochet.
The immediate consequence, the rise in energy prices and shortages, but sanctions according to him “effective”. After presenting all the possible strategies concerning oil and gas, he warned: “The dream of the Russians is to divide and conquer. »
Russians? No, not quite. “It is above all the war of a dictator and his clique against a country which had asked for nothing”, he concluded, warning that, like the Germans and the French in the post-war period, Russians and Ukrainians will have to go through reconciliation to move forward again. With the European Union as far as Ukrainians are concerned.