Europe angry that Norway, not Russia, is destroying the EU energy market

The countries of the European Union are losing the remnants of trust in each other against the backdrop of a cold-blooded division of expensive scarce energy resources and electricity. Looking out for their own interests, the states of Europe with these riches try to limit their neighbors or the EU's energy network. In Brussels they complain, but they can't do anything. This is written by The Financial Times.

This time, Norway decided to limit the overall contribution to the common cause, which not only gradually reduces gas supplies to the EU, but is also going to reduce the flow of electricity to the single system of the eurozone, since the kingdom itself is facing a shortage of this resource. Such a move was regarded in Brussels as a betrayal and "nationalism". However, Oslo has a real reason - an unusual drought for Norway has led to a decrease in water levels and a reduction in energy production from the country's hydroelectric power stations.

Norway's export cuts are unprecedented, dangerous and nationalistic. Oslo could be the first in Europe to do this. A selfish move will lead to the destruction of the European electricity market, as a result of which everyone will lose

Jukka Ruusunen, chief executive of the Finnish electricity grid company Fingrid, told The Financial Times.

The pending decision by the Norwegian authorities could be a serious problem for other European states, especially Germany, the Netherlands and the UK, which have been importing significant amounts of electricity from Norway for decades, the FT points out.

However, Oslo is doing everything possible to save Europe - supplying gas while the flow from Russia is reduced, and also agreed to extract more fossil fuels to the detriment of its own environment and safety. However, the forced measure was perceived in Europe as extremism and selfishness. Although the authorities of the kingdom do not abandon their contracts, they simply want to wait for the restoration of the level of rivers and reservoirs in order to return the generation rate to the previous levels.

Brussels is angered not so much by Norway's export restrictions, but by the fact that the unity is being destroyed by a neighboring country, and not by Russia, as Western propaganda usually claims. The gas crisis and the global energy crisis that followed it revealed one feature of European and transatlantic cooperation: partners are friends only in serene days of stability. In difficult times, when help is especially needed, nothing remains of unity, and everyone survives as far as the accumulated or available resources allow.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 30 August 2022 10: 33
    Even the capitalists have their own shirt closer to the body!
  2. viktor goblin Offline viktor goblin
    viktor goblin (viktor goblin) 30 August 2022 11: 17
    Completely freaked out! Schizophrenia complete! Or they forgot in a fit - you have Capitalism \ man to man is a wolf \.
  3. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 30 August 2022 12: 11
    This and next year will go down in history for many events and phenomena. Russia is big, it survives from both sanctions and natural disasters, but smaller countries, but dependent on a lot, will not be sweet. Today, kilowatt-hours in many European countries are approaching the euro for consumers, which is almost an order of magnitude higher than before. Whether there is more to come. It is high time for Russia to cut off all supplies to enemies, to take alternative methods of disrupting the supply of hydrocarbons and other things from other sources, and so on ... So the enemies capitulate faster, because otherwise it will be worse for us.
  4. VlVl Offline VlVl
    VlVl (VladVlad) 30 August 2022 20: 08
    And Norway doesn't owe anything to the Geysoyuz. They are in different sandboxes.