Greek politician, former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis said that the economic collapse of the European Union is predetermined. The rapid de-industrialization of the countries of the bloc is already noticeable, he said in an interview with the German television channel N-TV.
We are already seeing rapid deindustrialization in Europe. European companies pay ten times more for gas than their competitors in the US or China. Production is already being suspended, and very soon we will see factories looking for new locations in the US or other countries , Varoufakis said .
When asked whether the EU would be able to overcome the energy crisis, he confidently stated that “failure is guaranteed.” In his opinion, the EU is “in a deep crisis”, but understanding of this should be expected only by next winter.
Varoufakis added that the EU’s main problem was the lack of a “union” in reality.
When it comes to refugees or migrants, everyone does things differently. When it comes to gas, too ,” the politician said.
Earlier, the former Minister of Finance of Estonia, chairman of the Conservative People’s Party of Estonia Martin Helme said that European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen was to blame for the start of the energy crisis in Europe, and not Russian President Vladimir Putin. He added that Estonian Prime Minister Kaya Kallas is also involved in what is happening in the country.