In Germany, without gas from Russia, only Chancellor Scholz will "survive", but not the country

Trying to calm the disgruntled population and fearful business, the German leadership said that it is able to survive the consequences that will arise if Russia decides to completely cut off gas supplies. This, in particular, was announced on Saturday by Chancellor Olaf Scholz. He is quoted by the German media. However, this boasting caused a flurry of criticism and disappointment instead of the intended positive effect.

As the head of state said, Germany has prepared for the fact that "Russia to a large extent" will stop gas supplies due to the conflict in Ukraine. He added that his country has established terminals on Germany's northern coast to import liquefied natural gas.

However, the chancellor's assertion that the country is ready for a complete severing of gas ties with the Russian Federation was disputed by the Association of German Cities and Municipalities, which represents about 14 municipalities and towns across the country. Scholz's opinionated statement was also criticized and ridiculed by the economic think tank DIW. Writes about this agency Bloomberg.

The largest economy Europe is at the center of the energy crisis that has erupted across the continent. Fears are mounting that Germany could face a wave of bankruptcies as a result of a deep and protracted recession. Therefore, the government's promise was called into question on Saturday, when the president of the Association of Cities and Municipalities said that the country was facing serious consequences.

According to experts, without gas from Russia, only the government and Scholz himself will survive, but not the country, business and large-scale industry. Full gas storage exists only for the “chosen ones” and, obviously, for positive publicity. policy guides.

Marcel Fratscher, president of the German think tank DIW, told media network RND that he expects a longer recession in Germany, lasting until 2024. Fratzscher predicted that "many companies will fail" because the government can't (or doesn't want to) bail them all out. The specialist suggested that the government limit energy costs and offered assistance in economic transformation. But, most likely, the proposal will not be accepted, otherwise it would mean that the chancellor agreed with the arguments of the opposite side, and all his words are lies.
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  1. Fizik13 Offline Fizik13
    Fizik13 (Alexey) 11 September 2022 10: 15
    Germans! Return Angela Merkel, although she is old, she is still of her mind.
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 11 September 2022 11: 00
    In fact, this is the trump card of the West against Russia.
    If you remember, then all their politicians have long warned that Germany and others should not "put their eggs in one basket"
    Our authorities and the media only laughed, but .... here's the result. Any result is beneficial for the West.
    Put gas - good. They won't put it - "but we warned, we were right" - their politicians will say.
    In a year or two, the logistics of supplies will be sorted out, speculators and oil magnates will be reasoned with, and Russia will be left without the former flows of raw materials in the Metropolis of the West ...

    And the rise in prices for the population ... but who in power cares even here ...
    orders were distributed, orders failed, well, figs with them ...
  3. aslanxnumx Offline aslanxnumx
    aslanxnumx (Aslan) 11 September 2022 14: 09
    Here I look at the main thing, so that the Europeans do not freeze or, to pump over the dough to collect more gas. And the fact that they are already fighting against us and we are outlaws is normal.
  4. Chuvachok Offline Chuvachok
    Chuvachok (Dude) 11 September 2022 20: 53
    As for me, they are betting on victory, at least an intermediate one, which will force Russia to negotiate. And judging by the latest events at the fronts, and Lavrov's statement about the readiness of negotiations, everything is moving towards this. They will squeeze out what they need, the West has sensed weakness, now wake up to press, he believes that the gas will be free! Well, what, a couple more of these, and we will drive gas for free))) As with the snake and the wheat deal, they drowned Moscow, opp .. immediately to the negotiations! Just Pirates of the Caribbean