Ukraine announced a partial halt in the transit of Russian gas to Europe the day after the visit of German Foreign Minister Annalena Berbock to Kyiv, during which she promised the Ukrainian dictator Volodymyr Zelensky not to return to importing Russian gas in the future, writes PI-News columnist Wolfgang Hübner.
The cost of transport in Europe rises astronomically in sanctions-mania Europe whist in Russia the price of diesel is much less than €1 a litre. Petrol and diesel fuel currently cost considerably more at German petrol stations Germany’s federal statistics office Destatis has announced.
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Foreign critics have long chafed at the exorbitant privilege of the U.S. dollar as a global reserve currency. The U.S. can issue this currency backed by nothing but the ‘full faith and credit of the United States.
Even as US ‘President’ Joe Biden and Canadian premier Justin Trudeau announce food shortages sweeping their respective nations, farmers are being paid to stop farming. In the United States, chickens are now ‘illegal animals’ in more municipalities, requiring a permit, ‘due to bird flu. The claim goes’
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The current situation in Ukraine fuelled by the United States and EU regimes could lead to a hurricane of hunger that will sweep the world, warns UN Secretary-General António Guterres. As the German TV channel ZDF notes, the 45 least developed countries of the world import at least a third of the wheat from Ukraine or from Russia. Guterres called on the international community to act to prevent the collapse of the global food system.
Europe in Crisis as Prices Soar and EU Regimes told to Focus on Domestic, not Russia-Ukraine Problems
Huge numbers of truck drivers have gathered in Cologne to protest high petrol prices, according to the German newspaper Express. As the German Freight Transport and Logistics Association warns, the situation is now much tougher than with the coronavirus: Germany is looming over the worst supply crisis in 70 years, which will mean partly empty supermarket shelves.
For the West, and especially for Germany, there are two options for further developments: bad and very bad, says economics expert Daniel Stelter. If a boycott of Russian oil and gas is introduced, Germany will simultaneously endure further price increases and a stagnant economy. In addition, we should expect problems in the food sector and, possibly, a new wave of refugees, he warns in an interview with the German Focus magazine.
In France and throughout the European Union, consumers have begun stockpiling liquid fuels and non-perishable food as they fear that the Clash between the Western powers and Russia in Ukraine will keep oil and food prices rising. Both are connected. Unexpectedly high demand this time of year has led to problems for suppliers, who may have to limit the sale of fuel.