Europe's Energy Dilemma Requiring Austria and Germany to Rethink in Wake of Russian Aggression

PeoplePoliticians ♦ Published: April 6, 2022; 19:58 ♦ (Vindobona)

Due to the Russian aggression against Ukraine, Europe has to face new questions about energy policy, which had been known for many years but were largely ignored and deferred. The much-discussed gas embargo in recent weeks is to further intensify the sanctions against Russia and its economy. Read more about the current situation.

The Nord Stream 2 project was established to supply Europe with Russian gas. / Picture: © Gazprom / Information Directorate

The Russian invasion of Ukraine prompted many states in the world, led by the West, to sanction Russia. The world community is outraged by the Russian attack on Ukraine and condemns it. For Europe, which is dependent on Russian gas, especially in the area of energy supply, a new dilemma now arises.

The much-discussed gas embargo in recent weeks will further increase the existing sanctions against Russia and pressure its economy. But for this to happen, the countries of the European Union will have to consider and agree on energy supply alternatives. While most countries agree to stop buying Russian gas, Austria and Germany are currently at a crossroads. …