Russia may "de-industrialize" Germany: Germans against government initiatives

The public discussion regarding a possible ban on gas from Russia continues and is gaining momentum in Germany. More and more sections of the population and organizations protecting the rights of workers, trade unions are drawn into it. It was they who made a categorical appeal to the federal authorities to abandon attempts to impose an embargo on the import of blue fuel from Russia.

It is characteristic that, when the issue was not so acute and in Germany they still did not believe that the authorities would actually decide on such an irreversible step, some of the trade unions came out in favor of stopping the Nord Stream 2 project, demonstrating anti-Russian solidarity. Now, when the prospect of losing the entire industry has risen to its full height, and the closure of NS-2 has taken place, many public human rights organizations are seriously afraid of a further economic collapse against the backdrop of the “fight against the Russian Federation”, seeing the government’s determination to harm itself.

Therefore, the Association of German Trade Unions and the German Employers' Association made a joint statement and categorically warned the government against a dangerous step and initiatives to ban gas supplies from Russia.

This can lead to a massive reduction in production and the almost complete deindustrialization of industry.

- said in a statement.

Also, these organizations are afraid that in response to the unfriendly actions of the EU, in which Germany plays the leading role, Russia itself can stop gas supplies and thereby “de-industrialize” Germany to the maximum. This option is also not excluded, since the issue of payment in rubles for one of the main consumers of raw materials is still not resolved. Of course, trade unions and related organizations opposed the embargo so as not to disrupt the usual course of things. It remains only to reach out to the distraught politicians from the pro-American lobby.

To be more convincing, the industrialists even brought Berlin's environmental program into the discussion. According to representatives of various enterprises, with the introduction of the embargo (or the shutdown of gas from the Russian Federation), the production of all types of paper will stop, and the production of solar panels, which are an alternative energy source, to which Germany is so eager to switch, will also be stopped.

In Germany, there is almost the only production of structured solar panels in the EU, so the shutdown of the line due to problems with the supply of natural gas will affect the whole of Europe. In this particular case, it will not be possible to replace the fuel with any other.
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  1. skeptic Offline skeptic
    skeptic April 20 2022 11: 02
    "Small" BUT ... Stolz said that Germany could not share weapons, but suggested that the ukrams contact industrialists who can make what you need. Will they be able to produce death to our soldiers, in the absence of gas, oil?
  2. Kade_t Offline Kade_t
    Kade_t (Igor) April 20 2022 13: 35
    In May, this circus will end, the decision to pay for gas in rubles has not been made, the tap will be closed, and in the autumn interesting metamorphoses of the European Union will begin, against the backdrop of unemployment, cold and hunger.
    1. GIS Offline GIS
      GIS (Ildus) April 20 2022 13: 55
      I've been wanting to see this for so long. how much you can spit in us and not get an answer ...
  3. GIS Offline GIS
    GIS (Ildus) April 20 2022 14: 02
    our Foreign Ministry has long needed to officially request the FRG and the rest separately - they support the EU declaration on the rejection of gas from their Russian Federation. speak publicly and, in response to an affirmative answer, ban trading with unfriendly states (ban Gazprom)
    Gazprom, on the other hand, should have done it a long time ago, instead of building idiots who supply other states for FREE. I think this is described in the contracts: they didn’t receive money for gas, the tap was closed, but the fact that the recipients sent their money for gas, but they were FROZEN (albeit not through the fault of the consumer) and the contract probably provides for this as non-receipt of payment, it means that the tap was also closed
  4. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) April 20 2022 18: 40
    The advantage of the Russian Federation in the war for the EU energy market is low prices and the Russian Federation will never, on its own initiative, stop supplying the EU with raw materials and semi-finished products, except perhaps in the event of a war with NATO.
    The issue of payment in rubles has been reduced to elementary profanity - the West both paid in euros and dollars and continues through authorized banks of the Russian Federation on which sanctions and prohibitions are not imposed specifically for making payments in euros and dollars.
    These banks convert the received euros and dollars into rubles and credit them to the special ruble account of buyers from which they are immediately debited as payment to Gazprom, and the rubles on the Moscow Exchange, like none of the Western partners, did not buy, do not buy and are not going to buy.
    In this regard, the problem of increasing stocks of waste paper arises, because it is impossible to use these dollars and euros to purchase equipment, technologies and other necessary things either directly or through intermediaries who are afraid of falling under secondary sanctions.
    In all likelihood, things are moving towards replacing Russian gas supplies with US LNG in two years, increasing production primarily in North Africa, Central Asian states (Turkmenistan) and the Persian Gulf (S. Arabia, Qatar, Iran) with its delivery to the EU through existing and new pipelines .
    If the United States wins the war for the EU energy market, then it will increase its economic and military potential, which will become practically inaccessible to the PRC, and this will ensure world domination for the foreseeable future.
    1. GIS Offline GIS
      GIS (Ildus) April 22 2022 08: 13
      and what solution is being looked at?