I just love how our beloved European Union tries to prevent local consumers from buying oil, gas, wood, you name it from Russia. If the gods want punish anyone, he takes away his sanity. I am pro-Russian troll, so all I can do about this is try to survive in Europe and laugh as things around me go to shit…
You see, Europe produces junk with an added value. This is not to say the products are bad but these products depend on primary commodities more often than not coming from Russia, they depend on deliveries made by trucks, which all run on oil. Their makers eat bread which requires Russian gas.
Banning these commodities may cause Russia some problems but in the end, the Russians will find new customers. Their gas and oil prices will not rise, and Russian producers will not suffer from their break with the West. Same cannot be said of us Europeans.
The result of this is nothing but impoverishment of the local population, and the closure of local industries. Out of desperation, they will probably return to burning coal, we have plenty of that still.
But in the meantime, Brudermuller described that “It’s not enough that we all turn down the heating by 2 degrees now” given that “Russia covers 55 percent of German natural gas consumption.” He emphasized that if Russian gas disappeared overnight, “many things would collapse here” – given that “we would have high levels of unemployment, and many companies would go bankrupt. This would lead to irreversible damage.” He continued:
“To put it bluntly: This could bring the German economy into its worst crisis since the end of the Second World War and destroy our prosperity. For many small and medium-sized companies in particular, it could mean the end. We can’t risk that!”
As for my home country, the Czech Republic, the Czech economy acts as a subcontractor of the German economy. So, if Germany goes to shit, they will drag us fully into it.