Skip to Content

Ursula von der Leyen in Strasbourg: 'But now we need to do more to help bring down energy bills.' After her speech, energy prices spiked. Facebook

After Von der Leyen’s speech, the price of electricity increases by seven percent

It was a well-aimed shot in the foot: After Ursula von der Leyen's speech, the price of electricity spiked... again.

Published: September 17, 2022, 9:41 am

    Read more


    The media and established politicians often dismiss the reality that rising energy prices are primarily a consequence of the EU’s Anglo-centric Ukraine and Russia policy. Facts do not support the claim that Putin is responsible for the rise in energy costs while the EU’s policy decisions have no impact.

    Europe’s top politician, head of the Commission Ursula von der Leyen, once again provided a vivid example of this. She gave a flaming perseverance speech in Strasbourg and announced – similar to what Chancellor Scholz (SPD) and Federal Foreign Minister Baerbock (Greens) recently did – that the Europeans would continue to support Ukraine in the long term.

    “Putin will fail, Ukraine and Europe will prevail,” declared von der Leyen, who had dressed up in the Ukrainian colors of yellow and blue for her performance in front of the European Parliament. The EU’s punitive measures against Russia are the toughest sanctions the world has ever seen. “This is the price of Putin’s trail of death and destruction.”

    For the time being, of course, the price spike is another self-inflicted cost which European consumers will have to brave. Immediately after Van der Leyen’s solemn promises to curtail energy prices, the market reacted and the price of electricity shot up by an unbelievable seven percent.

    The Russian leader was in Samarkand when Von der Leyen made her announcement, unaware of her latest suicidal policy announcement.

    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 violation​s​ 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 del​ete​ comments that are offensive, contain slander or foul language, or are irrelevant to the discussion.


    Nordstream pipeline likely sabotaged

    The politically motivated sabotage behind the apparently serious and wanton damage to the gas pipelines Nordstream 1 and Nordstream 2 were likely ordered by a technically and militarily highly developed state. The aim of this crime, a very large-scale crime, could only have been to destroy any hope of further gas deliveries from Russia to Germany.

    Hungarian FM: Europe’s narrative about war no longer relevant

    New YorkAt the UN General Assembly in New York, Hungarian Foreign Minister Szijjártó made an interesting observation: Europe has long since lost the "race of narratives" in connection with the Ukraine war.

    Industrialist: ‘The Americans control everything in the background’

    Burladingen German industrialist Wolfgang Grupp, the CEO of textile giant Trigema, does not understand why Germans suddenly see Vladimir Putin as a mortal enemy. He believes that the US is controlling everything in the background and are the only winners of this war.

    German secret service operates fake accounts to lure ‘right-wing extremists’

    BerlinAnyone who criticizes the German system is quickly labelled as an "extremist". But because the state still has not found enough "right-wing extremists", it has decided to help a little bit.

    EU states are fighting over the repeal of veto right

    BrusselsThe member countries of the European Union have revived the debate on whether to introduce majority voting on some issues of foreign or security policy instead of the current need for unanimous consent of all the bloc's states.

    Meat ads banned in Dutch city to fight ‘climate change’

    HaarlemThe city of Haarlem in the Netherlands has taken the radical decision to become the first city in the world to ban meat advertising in public places from 2024, due to its "climate impact", according to a decision drawn up by the environmental party GroenLinks.

    Orbán: ‘Dwarfs want to put pressure on an energy giant’

    BelgradeThe EU is targeting Hungary again. Brussels has now cleared the way for massive financial sanctions against Budapest as a tit-for-tat for Hungarian foreign policy, which includes strict neutrality on the issue of Russia sanctions and continuous gas supply contracts with Gazprom.

    Marine Le Pen blasts sanctions against Russia

    AgdeMarine Le Pen, the chairwoman of the RN group in the National Assembly blasted "a European Union hysterical about the war in Ukraine calling inappropriate and ill-considered sanctions" against Russia.

    A rejection of the unipolar world in Samarkand

    SamarkandIt was more than a symbolic gesture: At a meeting in Uzbekistan, Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin and Chinese head of state and party Xi Jinping swore by the "boundless friendship" between their two countries. They underscored the common goal of a new world order not dominated by the West.

    Hungary loses ‘democratic status’ in EU Parliament

    BudapestThe EU Parliament has agreed that Hungary is not a democracy. A “hybrid system of electoral autocracy” prevails in the country, according to a non-binding resolution voted for by a majority of MPs on Thursday, the AFP news agency reported. The resolution had been pushed by several factions, including the Greens and the Social Democrats.

    Go to archive