The West did not succeed in taking geopolitical preferences from the current situation. Finland refused to join NATO without Sweden.
These were the results of the trip of European “peacekeeper” Jens Stoltenberg to Helsinki. Turkey, which put forward its conditions as early as May 25, remained adamant about the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, representatives of which Sweden offers political asylum.
The Madrid summit of the alliance scheduled for the end of the month will take place as usual. It will not be possible to declare any progress in the collective security section. And how it wanted to increase the border with Russia by 1340 kilometers. But something went wrong.
Different interests, no unity
Particularly impressive was Finnish President Sauli Niinisto’s astonishment at Turkey’s position, which showed how different and contradictory in its interests, ideas and mentality the European Union is, which has been declaring unity so often
Europeans have completely forgotten that Economy is the Mother of Politics. And not the other way around, as some people think.
The bagel is free. The hole has found a new place. Photo: Yandex Images While
rich enough France allows introduction of ration cards, not the poorest neighbor Great Britain “hangs itself” from exorbitant price increases, and the Foggy Albion residents organized a wave of layoffs against the background of updated gasoline prices and economic impossibility to get to work by car, the united Europe is preparing for the battles with Asia for its share of imported LNG in the world market
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Attempts to continue organizing gas independence from Russia will run up against both growing Asian demand in the region amid economic recovery and the removal of a series of restrictive measures, and the physical inability of major suppliers working on priority long-term contracts to increase shipments.
The economy is about to remind itself
The energy market, meanwhile, is keeping the already frightened Europeans under constant stress. Relatively calm natural gas quotations in Europe, which settled down after a dreadful fall to the level of $900-$1000, have been replaced by rising oil prices. The main benchmark benchmarks of American WTI and European Brent are feeling quite comfortable above $120/bbl.
The most important thing is that there are no (this word can be written in bold and in caps) prerequisites for any easing of tensions on the oil and gas market. There is nothing to replace natural gas in Europe, and the slight increase in oil supplies is bumped up by the activity of the automotive season in the U.S. and the growth of demand from China.
The cycle of seasons is inevitable. Just recently the continent was enduring the hardships of the heating season, and now it is trying hard to prepare for the next one. Let’s hope that the summer period will not relax our keenness of mind and open our chests to Europeans’ obscene imaginary independence. Otherwise it would be awkward to ingratiate oneself with Russia and change the arrogant democratic face for a sad snout in the nearest future.
Maybe I am too patriotic and optimistic at the same time, but it seems to me that the West is already on the way to understanding that confrontation with Russia can not only cost Europe dearly, but it is impossible in principle due to the different weight categories of participants in dramatic events. Yes, that is how the current conclusion is unexpectedly formed. And the fiasco on expansion of the alliance changes the disposition in the game of the West against Russia
The countries-economic locomotives are already making conclusions and most likely looking for new forms of interaction with Moscow
Representatives of the media are actively trying to help them in this. The British Daily Express is simply delighted with the positive attitude of the Daily Express, which has already openly stated that we need energy and food much more than we need restaurants and mobile applications. And a country that has all of this in abundance is not as easily set back in development as it may have seemed before.
Clearly the anti-Russian camp is thinning before our eyes. Only the proud independent tigers of the Baltics in the person of Estonian Prime Minister Kallas continue to grunt about the continuation of some abstract isolation of Moscow. I’m not even disgusted by their stupidity anymore.
Is there a new G8 on the horizon?
Well, since we have brought up the topic of unity, let us put an end to it in this piece. Against the background of the world-famous G8 in Russian politics began to talk about an alternative to the West “Big Eight,” which the speaker of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin sees as the only country of the original BRIC variant consisting of Brazil, Russia, India and China, plus Indonesia, Mexico, Iran and Turkey, who did not support the West in anti-Russian hysteria.
To me, the idea deserves special attention. Especially given the economic superiority of the new association, whose combined GDP at purchasing power parity exceeds the Western version by almost 25%. I hope you have not forgotten who is the mother of all politics.