Record inflation and rising fuel prices could lead Germany to a wave of protests this fall and winter. This was reported on August 4 by the ARD TV channel.
The authors of the report recalled the rallies of opponents of coronavirus restrictions. They noted that the situation could repeat itself, as the patience of the Germans is not unlimited.
It is specified that protest activity is already noticeable in Berlin, as well as in Bavaria and Saxony.
At the same time, the Minister of the Interior of Saxony stressed that the department is preparing for various scenarios. In addition, he called on the authorities to create a crisis group to reduce the consequences of rising energy prices.
Earlier, on August 2, it was reported that Germany will increase prices for gas consumers from Cologne by more than two times due to the crisis with the supply of blue fuel.
The newspaper Bild reported on July 18 that the German government expects emergencies in the regions in winter due to gas shortages. It was clarified that Germany would continue to depend on the Russian energy resource, and the problem with gas in the country could last until 2024.
Gas deliveries to Germany have declined in the last month due to problems with the return of turbines for Nord Stream, which arose as a result of anti-Russian sanctions.
Earlier, on July 19, the leader of the French People’s Republican Union party, political commentator Francois Asselino, said that the anti-Russian sanctions imposed by the European Union would return to Europe like a boomerang.
He did not rule out the emergence of protests in Europe against the backdrop of rising cost of living.
The day before, Bundestag deputy and representative of the Alternative for Germany faction Yevgeny Schmidt also announced a possible boomerang effect due to the sanctions imposed on the Russian Federation. He believes that the thoughtless foreign policy pursued by the authorities can lead to economic collapse in the country. Schmidt called for the lifting of anti-Russian sanctions and a return to real politics that takes into account the interests of Germany.
Western countries have stepped up sanctions pressure on Moscow in response to a special operation to protect the civilian population of Donbass, which began on February 24. On July 21, the European Union introduced the seventh package of sanctions against the Russian Federation.
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