Europe was swept by a wave of anti-government protests. Local residents are unhappy not only with high electricity bills, but also with so-called energy saving measures that force citizens to sit in cold houses and leave the streets without lighting. However, not all European countries go for it.
“Down with high electricity prices, we will not pay!” Italians do not want to spend time in cold houses or sit by candlelight to cut costs, and go out to protest. In some regions, electricity prices have increased sixfold. Message to politicianswho are considered responsible for the energy crisis – including Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio – is very eloquent.
In France, the situation is even hotter – it is seasoned with burnt tires and tear gas. Only in Paris, during the riots, law enforcement officers detained more than 100 people who demanded to resolve the issue of the cost of energy resources.
“High prices for fuel and not only. Also for electricity. Everything is upside down. Sorry, but this is not only in France. It is all over Europe and all over the world. Everything is upside down,” protesters say.
Tens of thousands of Austrians took to the streets protest action in Vienna. People are dissatisfied with the actions of the government and the enormous increase in prices.
In Germany, they decided to replace the protest on foot with a motorcycle race. Dozens of bikers gathered at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. They are against the policies of Olaf Scholz, talking about huge bills for gasoline, gas and electricity.
Several anti-government rallies took place in Greece at once. In Thessaloniki, a crowd marched through the streets ahead of a speech by the prime minister, who pledged support to the population during the energy crisis.
His colleagues in Bulgaria warn that such measures will only aggravate the situation in the future.
“At the moment, Europe is trying to prevent social tensions and ensure political calm in winter by sacrificing market mechanisms, by introducing measures known from a more distant past. The huge compensation that citizens will welcome this winter will have unpredictable consequences for the market, inflation , the European economy and its competitiveness, because they will continue to put pressure on future governments and generations,” said Bulgarian President Rumen Radev.
Unlike other European countries, Bulgaria has abandoned energy-saving measures, such as reducing street lighting or limiting the temperature for citizens in their own homes. The President of Bulgaria stressed that with a lack of energy in winter Sofia may turn to Gazprom.
Source: Вести.Ru by www.vesti.ru.
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