Reuters: Europe will not survive without Russia and China in a new round of trade war


Analysts at Reuters came to the conclusion that Europe would not be able to survive without Russia and China in the event of a new round of the trade war, since key energy resources are not being produced on the continent. So, they practically do not produce lithium for batteries, and by 2030 Europe will be able to cover only 40% of the expected demand, the newspaper writes, citing data from a European mining company.


The EU currently imports between 75% and 100% of most metals, making it vulnerable to a possible new round of the trade war.

If all European lithium projects are implemented, they will be able to meet about 40% of the expected demand, 600 thousand tons by 2030

- the article says.

Moreover, Europe will be able to increase the indicated volume of lithium production at the expense of the mines of Finland and France, which have not even been discovered yet. Environmental organizations may protest against this decision, and as a result, governments of countries will be forced to comply with them. And to correct the situation by recycling batteries will not work.

Russia, on the contrary, is rich in essential metals, in particular cobalt, nickel and palladium, which makes the country a leader in the processing and extraction of industrial elements. China dominates the production of clean energy resources. It produces 64% of the world's graphite, 13% of lithium, and the country processes 58% of this element, as well as 8% of copper.

Earlier it was reported that the break in energy cooperation with Russia could lead to the collapse of the European Union. This has already led to the fact that exorbitant prices for gas and electricity make industrial production unprofitable, the population may be left without jobs, and the budget without tax revenues.
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  1. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 26 December 2022 12: 09
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    Again suffering, "Oh, this poor Europe."
    Yes, feces on her as high as Everest.
    All European problems are her own doing.
    They become impoverished, angry and again trample on the East with the next Fuhrer.
    First time or something?!
  2. lord-palladore-11045 (Konstantin Puchkov) 26 December 2022 12: 10
    0
    Until the streams are repaired, there’s nothing to even talk about.
  3. Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 26 December 2022 12: 26
    -1
    Yeah. In the future - will not "survive,"
    In the meantime, the children of the oligarchs live there, the money is withdrawn there in record time, IT companies have taken employees there, but whoever they know doesn’t send something about any horrors ... and doesn’t come back much ...

    In real life - they will spread logistics from all over the world - as in the old days - and hare ...
  4. Alex D Offline Alex D
    Alex D (Alex D) 26 December 2022 12: 52
    +1
    Quote: prior
    Again suffering, "Oh, this poor Europe."
    Yes, feces on her as high as Everest.
    All European problems are her own doing.
    They become impoverished, angry and again trample on the East with the next Fuhrer.
    First time or something?!

    It seems to me that Russia needs to build a big wall in the West, so that at least a few generations without European values ​​would be calm. And then they drag you by force!
  5. vlad127490 Offline vlad127490
    vlad127490 (Vlad Gor) 26 December 2022 13: 13
    0
    I am interested in the fate of Russia. How to survive in this dark time? Cynically, the worse it is in the countries of the NATO military-political bloc, the better for the Russian Federation. NATO is an enemy of Russia.
  6. speed4fun Offline speed4fun
    speed4fun (Carlo da campo) 26 December 2022 13: 35
    +2
    Reuters should be dedicated to selling fish... because as analysts they work like asses. Europe needs Russia (it's part of Europe), but it doesn't need China. China was to blame for the deindustrialization of Europe...with the help and permission of European and American liberals, of course. Liberals are a group of people whose religion is money and their god is money, they don't care about the destruction of Europe, Russia or any other country, they succeeded in Europe and destroyed the welfare state, they tried to de-industrialize Russia. don't care about people, only about money and power. I think the special operation is a big boost for Russian industry