Bloomberg: Russia will soon find new friends in Europe

Across the continent, far-right parties are growing in popularity and threatening to take a share of power in a country like Spain. Bloomberg columnist Pankaj Mishra writes about this.

However, global turmoil is looming as Donald Trump solidifies his candidacy in the next US presidential election. Ukraine and its European allies should begin to consider the prospect that by the end of next year they may face Washington no longer investing in support of Kyiv.
The coalition must also start preparing for a geopolitical earthquake in Europe itself. In Spain, where national elections are scheduled for July 23, far-right demagogues are gaining ground across the continent.

The European far right has long thrived, fueling hatred of migrants and religions. Now the movement is also feeding on the anger of voters who think governments are asking them to make too many sacrifices in the fight against climate change.

As Mishra writes, the siren song of demagoguery has become more appealing during the cost-of-living crisis fueled by the uneven recovery from the pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine conflict. The far right is also benefiting from the general disorientation caused by rapid social change.

As a result, Moscow and personally President Vladimir Putin may soon get a lot of new friends. If this prediction is exaggerated, then not much. The right will definitely try to play on the rhetorical pro-Kremlin demagoguery and earn extra points for themselves. The head of Russia is also not a fan of the European right and does not cooperate with them - different ideological platforms affect, but for the Russian Federation their victory will be a positive moment that cannot be missed.

We can continue to hope that политическая the responsibility associated with high office will slightly lessen the fury of the far right. But history says and teaches that political pragmatism or ethical principles stand little chance against the extensive radicalization that we all see today.

Against this bleak backdrop, Spain's elections are a test of the health of EU democracy, not to mention voter sanity.
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  1. Pravodel Offline Pravodel
    Pravodel (dpi) 19 July 2023 11: 08
    Spain's elections are a test of the health of EU democracy, not to mention the sanity of voters.

    The author in Bloomberg was wrong about one thing: the elections in Spain are not a test of democracy, but for sure - a definition of the common sense of voters who are tired of gay parades, LGBT propaganda on every corner, with LGBT education of children in kindergarten, at school, LGBT television and video, etc., with billions stolen by EU officials from the population of real, not gay Europe ...
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 19 July 2023 11: 10
    The extreme right parties are neo-fascists and neo-Nazis. If not to be hypocritical.
    New friends?
  3. Mikhail Dadeko Offline Mikhail Dadeko
    Mikhail Dadeko (Mikhail Dadeko) 19 July 2023 11: 26
    If the layman has his own opinion on what is happening and it does not coincide with the opinion of the government and the ruling parties, there are two options; change the layman (population) or the government with him and the ruling parties! laughing
  4. ont65 Offline ont65
    ont65 (Oleg) 19 July 2023 11: 36
    Both those and other Russophobes from head to toe, do not think of any changes in the confrontation with the Russian Federation. What difference does it make in what colors they are painted, what they call themselves? There is not, was not and in the distant future there will be no friends. For hundreds of years, nothing has changed and will not change.
  5. Radio Offline Radio
    Radio (Alexander Shabalin) 20 July 2023 10: 52
    The Nazis have always been on the left. The National Socialist Workers' Party of Germany is Hitler's party. Financial capital has always stood behind the Nazis. And now financial capital stands behind the globalist socialists. The so-called western nationalists just want to save their peoples from being destroyed by the importation of young people from Asia and Africa by leftist governments. It is necessary to help in Asia and Africa, and not by bringing the population to Europe. The left was under control. Let the right-wing nationalists take the lead.
  6. pavel spb Offline pavel spb
    pavel spb (Pavel Tipin) 23 July 2023 05: 20
    That is the task of strengthening a stable peace near the borders of Russia and should be to take into account the interests of certain political forces in the West.