Thu Oct 7th, 2021 at 06:59:01 PM EST
As Slovenia Summit extends invitation to expansion into the Western Balkans, key countries turn their backs on Brussels.
On all levels the EU has come up short to deliver policy ahead of crisis. The woes are added very few months and patience is running out. More nations are putting in a great effort to undermine the union, no need to look at exterior players like Russia and Putin or the United States and Trump/Biden. NATO and Stoltenberg adds fuel to the burning fires of discontent.
For two decades, the EU Commission and its president(s) have not effectively shown leadership for a stronger bond between EU countries. How to get rid of unwilling nations like Austria, Hungary and Poland. Threats just do not work and power of sanctions are quite limited. The Constitutional Court in Warsaw put a stake into the beating heart of Brussels.
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When the EU becomes a dysfunctioning entity similar to the United States of America divided into Red and Blue, the beginning of the end has passed a critical point.
Be wise, stop the expansion to please NATO and the US. Will the EU be able to stop the twist between Old and New Europe? I'm far from optimistic.
More problems that need attention and a quick decision.
Russia long term gas deals
The 2 years delay in Nord Stream 2 has cost Russia billions and it was forced to invest in new Siberian pipelines to China. The higher gas price is quite welcome for Russia's Treasury. Putin promised to increase delivery to Europe, however this will not ease the pressure on price as there are too many uncertainties due to winter cold and low storage level in Europe. Coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, Europe has lost crucial time to energy transition and investment in durable and sustainable solutions.
Green energy and sustainable options …
Free Market Rules set by the EU
Brussels speaks about consumer rights? Complete BS from politicians in their ivory tower of corporations, profit and wealth.