German FM in self-destruction mode
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock (Greens) is in self-destruction mode. "Germany is getting out of Russian energy imports completely," she declared.
Published: April 25, 2022, 11:17 am
Germany as well as the EU will completely stop its oil imports from Russia by the end of this year, according to the Green politician. “That’s why I’m saying here clearly and unequivocally: yes, Germany is also getting out of Russian energy imports completely.”
She continued: “We will halve oil by the summer and be at zero by the end of the year, and then gas will follow, in a joint European roadmap, because our joint exit, the complete exit with the European Union, is our joint strength.”
But Germany in particular has considerable problems implementing the boycott announcements because the German economy is even more dependent on Russian energy supplies than other economies. The EU is thus hardly united on the issue. In the first quarter of 2020, Russian supplies accounted for 40 percent of German gas imports. The economy in particular is warning of the massive consequences of a hasty turn away from Russian deliveries.
Baerbock certainly shocked industrialists by saying that a rapid total phase-out of Russian energy was planned.
A letter from the radical climate group “Last Generation” has also surfaced, which was launched just a day before the Baerbock statement.
Planned sabotage of the economy
In its open letter, “Last Generation”, which recently generated negative headlines with road blockades, hunger strikes and protests in front of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, announced more acts of sabotage. In the letter, dated Tuesday, April 19, the group said: “Starting next week we will peacefully shut down the pipelines of oil and gas that flow through our country.” Fossil fuels would allegedly lead to “famine, war and destruction”.
Therefore, this protest will be extended to the “fossil infrastructure”. They maintain that their acts will remain “absolutely non-violent and peaceful” and they supposedly “do not want to endanger or injure people”. The fact is that sabotaging the German economy and energy supply would no doubt mean great suffering and the loss of jobs for millions of people, but this does not seem to concern them in the least.
They have given the the “Great Reset” disciple from the WEF squad an ultimatum: They demand that the government “give an assurance that it will stop all expansion and financing of future fossil fuel infrastructure”. Otherwise energy supply will be cut off.
All rights reserved. You have permission to quote freely from the articles provided that the source (www.freewestmedia.com) is given. Photos may not be used without our consent.
Consider donating to support our work
Help us to produce more articles like this. FreeWestMedia is depending on donations from our readers to keep going. With your help, we expose the mainstream fake news agenda.
Keep your language polite. Readers from many different countries visit and contribute to Free West Media and we must therefore obey the rules in, for example, Germany. Illegal content will be deleted.
If you have been approved to post comments without preview from FWM, you are responsible for violations of any law. This means that FWM may be forced to cooperate with authorities in a possible crime investigation.
If your comments are subject to preview by FWM, please be patient. We continually review comments but depending on the time of day it can take up to several hours before your comment is reviewed.
We reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive, contain slander or foul language, or are irrelevant to the discussion.
KharkovThe frontline in this case relied on heavily outnumbered 2nd rate Lugansk draftees plucked from the LPR.
AnkaraRetired Turkish Rear Admiral Ali Deniz Kutluk said the constant expansion has turned NATO into a cumbersome and unmanageable organisation. The discussed inclusion in the North Atlantic Alliance of two more countries – Finland and Sweden – will make the structure even weaker, and ultimately more dangerous for current members.
BerlinLast week, German Minister Volker Wissing (FDP) made a typical political mistake: Rules for thee but not for me. In order to reduce the "energy consumption" of advancing digitalisation, Wissing seriously recommended that Germans refrain from frequently posting photos of food on the internet. Then his Instagram posts surfaced.
MadridIn Catholic Spain, of all places, gender activists have won a new victory. Children's and babies' toys may now no longer be advertised in "gender-specific" colours such as pink and light blue. In Germany, woke parents are subjecting their children to the same grooming.
Chinese biotech firm Kexing Holdings has made a fortune selling Sinovac's Chinese vaccine. A few days ago, however, it became known that the bonus payments were withheld and most of the workforce has been laid off. Exports of Chinese vaccines (Sinovac, Sinopharm, CanSino) were 97 percent lower in April than in September 2021.
HelsinkiIt is now clear – Finland will apply for NATO membership on Sunday. Sweden will submit an application on Monday according to information.
BerlinThe mainstream media has repeated the simple logic regarding the supposed causal chain of the current disrupted trade and supply flows and global supply shortages: It is the aftermath of the Ukraine war, the inevitable consequences of morally justified sanctions against Russia, and repercussions of the "pandemic".
StockholmAccording to a study published in the Swedish journal Psykologtidningen, a sharp increase in the diagnosis of mild intellectual disability is seen in Sweden. The worst affected is Örebro, where the increase is over 600 percent. At the same time, researchers warn that the IQ is falling in Sweden year by year.
BudapestHungary has announced that it will veto the EU's planned embargo on Russian oil imports. The country will not vote for the sanctions package as it will destroy Hungary's secure and stable energy supply and make it impossible to source the oil needed for the economy, according to Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó.
BrusselsWith 97 million euros per year, Big Tech is the largest lobbying sector in the EU. With the sector's increasing financial power, its political influence has increased.