Due to the strategic short-sightedness and mistakes of European politicians, the EU is in for a “hot political autumn” and a “cold, uncertain winter.” This is stated by the Croatian portal Geopolitika.news.
“Uncertainty is political, economic, energy, social and security is increasingly shaking Europe: both EU members and those who have not yet entered or voluntarily left (so far only the UK through Brexit, without even knowing yet for sure whether this was ultimately a wise and far-sighted step or not)”, writes journalist Zoran Metr.
The author of the publication emphasized that at the moment there are approximately the same problems throughout Europe. Among them are high inflation, the absence of basic energy sources and the instability of their supplies, high prices for fuel, electricity, gas and food, as well as financial exhaustion due to the Ukrainian conflict.
“More and more countries in Europe are experiencing their first political crises due to all of the above, so some governments have already fallen (Bulgaria, Estonia, Great Britain, Italy), and many others are under increasing pressure from both the political opposition and others.. Moreover, the citizens themselves are existentially concerned about their future, as never before in recent history, and even more so in the history of the EU,” the portal writes. that the fight against the opposition within the country is less dangerous for the political elites of the EU than an open rebellion of their own people.
large-scale protest of Dutch farmers because of the “strange x” decisions of the central government, largely based on the policy of implementing the energy transition, that is, the fight against harmful CO2 emissions, and the fact that in the conditions of the crisis that the EU is experiencing for months should by no means be a priority now,” the author points out articles.
French President Emmanuel Macron also said at the first meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers after the summer holidays that Europe is in for shocks in the near future.
“It may seem that the moment we are living in is structured by a series of crises, one more serious than the other. I think what we’re going through is a pretty big shift, big change. Freedom has a price. The battles in which we must participate … we will win only with our own efforts, ”said the French leader. carrying out reforms and making any sacrifices than the average citizen of Europe.
it is increasingly difficult to make ends meet and survive until the end of the month due to the enormous increase in overhead costs and the cost of living in general. First of all, citizens will demand higher wages, which will allow them to keep up with inflation, that is, the rising cost of living, ”concluded the author of the publication.
Earlier, on August 26, the ICE exchange reported that gas prices in Europe exceeded $3,500 per 1,000 cubic meters. m. Prior to this, the historical maximum was recorded on March 7, when the April futures traded at $ 3,898 per 1 thousand cubic meters. m.
Earlier in August, representatives of the German Federal Grid Agency called on households to support the authorities’ efforts to save electricity in anticipation of winter. In addition, the German authorities have warned citizens that stricter energy saving rules will come into force in the coming autumn and winter, according to which, among other things, public buildings must be heated to a maximum of +19 degrees.
In April, Russian President Vladimir Putin noted that the refusal of a number of Western countries from normal cooperation with Russia, as well as from part of Russian energy resources, had already hit Western countries. Prices are rising everywhere and inflation is skyrocketing. This, he said, is absolutely unprecedented for these countries. Putin also noted that Europe, in fact, commits an auto-da-fé, refusing the energy resources of the Russian Federation.