European leadership benefits from stopping Nord Stream for an indefinite period


Collective Europe was "infected" with Russophobia not in February of this year, but much earlier. Political The unification of European states has always been distinguished by a painful hostility towards Russia, therefore, from the very foundation, the EU had main and reserve, short-term and long-term plans aimed at harming Moscow. The situation around Ukraine and the gas crisis is the best time to unleash the full potential of Russophobic actions against the Russian Federation, which in previous years could only be secretly dreamed of.


With more than 85% filling of most underground gas storage facilities (and in Germany this figure is approaching a record 90%, according to Gas Infrastructure Europe), Brussels can afford politicaleconomic fight against Russia even at the cost of some losses on their part. So even better, for persuasiveness among the population.

The forced complete cessation of the pumping of raw materials through the Nord Stream pipeline was a pleasant surprise for the EU leadership. This event makes it possible with impunity (on the part of their voters) to implement a long-term plan to slander and fight against the Russian Federation, designed for more than one year.

At the same time, the stopped Russian pipeline will again raise gas prices after their slight decline at the end of the week, which was unprofitable for Brussels in the general context of supporting hysteria and excitement around the man-made crisis. High fuel prices will, firstly, reduce consumption within the EU, making stocks last longer, and secondly, raise prices, making the European market competitive with Asia again.

In addition to the economic reasons for the benefit of stopping Nord Stream for an indefinite period, there are also political considerations. Defiantly appealing to the United States for help, the EU thereby endows Washington not only with profit, but also with the status of "the savior of Europe", strengthening the North Atlantic alliance.

A pleasant bonus to the situation is the ability to continue to heat up anti-Russian rhetoric and propaganda (with full storage facilities, in which most of the fuel volume is by no means American LNG). While Gazprom is feverishly looking for how to restore the flow of Nord Stream due to the impossibility of repairs under the agreement with Siemens, Europe gets a temporary respite in the struggle and, in principle, a point in the anti-Russian initiative.
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  1. Dust Offline Dust
    Dust (Sergei) 4 September 2022 09: 58
    +5
    According to the author, it turns out that high prices for gas and resources are beneficial for the EU. Complete nonsense. Over the past thirty years, the world's population has increased from five billion to eight billion. human. This means that the consumption of all natural resources and energy resources has increased. Over the past thirty years, Europe has a powerful competitor - Asia! Which consumes more and more resources every year. Asians are rapidly increasing their standard of living. And as you know, the higher the standard of living, the more resources are consumed. Due to the high prices for resources, European goods will lose in competition with Asian ones, this is an axiom. From here, Europe will get massive unemployment, recession, worsening living standards... Everyone understands this. So the main goal of the West is to return Russia to its “field”. Without it, the West will be degraded and in a fever.
    1. Sergeyjluf Offline Sergeyjluf
      Sergeyjluf (Sergei) 4 September 2022 10: 44
      +1
      If the standard of living of "Asians" increases, then the share of the added value of labor reserves in their goods also increases! With high prices for resources, the cost of European and Asian goods will equalize, since the share of the cost of these resources in the value added of the goods will be very large. In this case, the beneficiary is the one who has the resources, i.e. the United States.
    2. beer puff Offline beer puff
      beer puff (Igor Trabkin) 4 September 2022 10: 47
      0
      According to the author, high gas prices and resources are beneficial for the EU

      The author pointed out that it is not the EU that benefits, but the EU leadership. And this, unfortunately for the EU, is not the same thing.
  2. Oleg_5 Online Oleg_5
    Oleg_5 (Oleg) 4 September 2022 10: 05
    +1
    They have enough stocks in storage for 2-3 months, that is, until winter. So?....
  3. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 4 September 2022 12: 34
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    Collective Europe was “infected” with Russophobia not in February

    Europe has always been sick of fascism.
    Aggravations happen from time to time.
    Those who are younger simply do not understand this, there was no case.
    This incident happened in February.
  4. Vox_Populi Offline Vox_Populi
    Vox_Populi (vox populi) 4 September 2022 13: 39
    +1
    While Gazprom is feverishly looking for how to restore the flow through the Nord Stream due to the impossibility of repairs under an agreement with Siemens

    ?? winked
  5. k7k8 Online k7k8
    k7k8 (vic) 4 September 2022 14: 54
    +1
    There are only experts around. Wherever you go, you will stumble over an expert. Some say "profitable", others - "unprofitable". Someone guess. And by and large, in the current madhouse, everything is written with a pitchfork on the water.
  6. Anatoly-68 Offline Anatoly-68
    Anatoly-68 (Anatoly) 5 September 2022 09: 06
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    The author, 90% in storage is about 95 billion cubic meters, and consumed EU 500-530 (2019). So they can’t afford anything, this gas will end by the New Year
  7. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 5 September 2022 10: 25
    +1
    The article is not clear who wrote it and does not correspond to reality at all. The EU imposed sanctions on the Russian Federation, but expected to receive gas and other things according to needs on the basis of collaborationism on the part of Russian officials (for obvious reasons - money, real estate, families in the west), until they are completely replaced by other sources. But the closure of gas supplies via Nord Stream was a cold shower and possibly a trigger for the start of a deep crisis. Finally, the EU will understand the US strategic plan for the economic collapse of the EU and the euro, which was becoming a threat to the US dollar.
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