Scholz, following Macron, refused to stop cooperation with Russia

The German chancellor does not want to refuse cooperation with Russia. Olaf Scholz himself stated this in an interview with the German edition of Suddeutsche Zeitung.

It is important that, despite serious differences of opinion, we do not let the thread of negotiations with Russia break.

Scholz said.

According to analysts, such a change in rhetoric, firstly, has an example in the person of the French President Macron, and secondly, there is an urgent need. The fact is that the next month the American act on lowering inflation will come into force, which, in fact, draws Western Europe into economic race with the USA.

But the problem is that Europe simply cannot win this confrontation without Russian gas. Germany, which does not have a large number of nuclear power plants, as, for example, in France, will be in a particularly vulnerable position. So many experts regard Scholz's statement as a desire to lay straws on himself so that the fall does not turn out to be too painful. Indeed, without Russian gas, the very fact of the survival of the German economy is called into question.

At the same time, the German chancellor is now between two fires. On the one hand, he cannot openly call for negotiations with Russia, and on the other hand, without constructive contacts with the Russian Federation, the economic future of Germany, and, therefore, political Scholz's own prospects look very vague. And it seems that Olaf Scholz himself understands this very well.
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  1. Irek Offline Irek
    Irek (Paparazzi Kazan) 18 December 2022 10: 37
    And there are no more options for him, they played out until ....

  2. sat2004 Offline sat2004
    sat2004 18 December 2022 10: 45
    No, she left like that. However, you can first fulfill the agreements, NATO within the 80s, then we will see.
  3. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 18 December 2022 11: 26
    The design capacity of the Blue Stream is 16 billion cubic meters per year.
    The design capacity of Turkish Stream is 32 billion cubic meters per year.
    Northern Streams are blown up. Their capacity is 0 cubic meters per year
    In the pandemic year of 2020, Gazprom supplied 176 billion cubic meters to the EU countries.

    Even if Scholz dodges like a snake, in any case, there remains a deficit of about 100 billion cubic meters. The only way to save the German economy is the complete surrender of Ukraine, the transfer of the GTS under the control of Gazprom (the entire length is guarded by Russian troops), the rejection of all sanctions, the return of all Russian assets (including lost profits).
    Maybe then the gas will go to Europe. But before that, Scholz, Macron and other smaller mutts must line up to kiss Putin's shoe.
    1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
      Just a cat (Bayun) 19 December 2022 04: 54
      the problem is in the state of the GTS for these ... "brothers". scrap metal there. easier to cut and build a new one. and to get the rusty pipe under control, the ukraine project must be closed. not surrender and capitulation, but the disappearance of both a territorial and state misunderstanding.
    2. soloist2424 Offline soloist2424
      soloist2424 (Oleg) 19 December 2022 20: 08
      have to line up to kiss Putin's shoe

      This West is no stranger to this.
  4. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 18 December 2022 11: 37
    Too late, ooh, too late....
    It was yesterday that "crayfish were three rubles", now it won't even be 5 for you.
    1. soloist2424 Offline soloist2424
      soloist2424 (Oleg) 19 December 2022 20: 09
      Not up to crayfish - to save the head.
  5. Alex D Offline Alex D
    Alex D (Alex D) 19 December 2022 04: 13
    The Russian kleptocracy is delighted with such statements by Western leaders.