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21 Jan, 2023 22:25

Germany’s energy crunch explained

Berlin continues to blame Moscow for the crisis, while Washington seeks to take advantage of the situation
Germany’s energy crunch explained

Germany has been struggling to meet its energy needs for almost a year as it seeks to reduce its dependence on Russian gas. Officials in Berlin still blame the nation’s problems on Moscow and its supposed ‘energy war’ against the West. 

On Friday, the energy transition minister of the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein, Tobias Goldschmidt, accused Moscow of “starting an energy war” and “reducing gas supplies.” Federal Economy Minister Robert Habeck, who has repeatedly stated that ‘energy independence’ from Russia is worth all the trouble, called the massive energy imports from the country a “big mistake” at the World Economic Forum in Davos earlier this week.

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