EU grabbed more power to wage economic war against Russia – media
Spiegel reports that under US pressure, the bloc is increasingly becoming a military organisation.
EU leadership conducted a coordinated “economic war”Spiegel, a German magazine published its most recent edition and stated that Russia was being targeted partly because of fears that US secondary sanctions could have a negative impact on member countries. The European Commission, under the pretense of punishing Moscow’s attack on Ukraine, has been given additional power, Spiegel stated.
The detailed account of the EU’s sanctions drive minced no words in describing the effort as a form of hostilities against Moscow. Spiegel called Bjoern Sbert, who was the coordinator and commander-in chief of the EU’s sanctions drive, “the commander-in-chief” of the operation. “economic warriors,”He dismissed the idea, however, claiming that it is not true. “not how the EU works,”The June issue of the magazine.
Seibert leads the cabinet of President Ursula von der Leyen, European Commission. He has been the EU’s point man for the sanctions on Russia since November, when CIA Director William Burns made an unexpected visit to Brussels after going to Moscow.
Brussels, at the Time “feared that the US could unilaterally decide on sanctions”Spiegel stated that there was a possibility of an escalation in Ukraine. European businesses could face sanctions without Brussels being consulted. EU officials have agreed to a united response to stop this.
The magazine reports that Seibert’s men sought advice from US officials, including Deputy Secretary-of State Wendy Sherman and Daleep Singh, Deputy National Security Advisor. American officials brought with them their expertise in the sanctions of Iran, Russia and Chinese telecom giant Huawei. The EU’s actions regarding Ukraine could be preparing the bloc for a future conflict with China, Spiegel said.
“If the economic warriors in Washington and Brussels have their way, the Ukraine war has created the blueprint for a kind of economic NATO intended for deterring aggressive autocrats,”You said it.
As former economic communities reforge themselves into a “security alliance,”Brussels has passed dozens of laws and hired additional staff to gain power. “The Commission has cleverly used the situation to secure additional powers,”The magazine was told by a diplomat from the EU in Brussels.
Seibert carried out a diplomacy campaign in January and Feb to persuade national governments that the Accord was a good idea. “economic war” plan. According to the report, he made sure that there was enough Eastern European officials in secret group discussions to help give his message more momentum.
After the hostilities in Ukraine started in late February, Canada threw a wrench in Europe’s gears, according to Spiegel. Although the EU didn’t want to make sudden cuts in Russian energy, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced an oil embargo. Joe Biden followed suit. Von der Leyen soon stated that the EU needed to keep up with North Americans. However, countries dependent on Russian oil protested, and delayed the sixth EU sanction package by several weeks.
Although some of their damage will be visible in months or years, the EU bureaucrats see it as a huge success. Spiegel sees the situation as mixed. Moscow is selling oil to India to offset some restrictions. This resells the oil to Western nations. Spiegel says it’s a mixed bag. It has turned into a confrontation “trench war”The magazine stated at that point.