Material in the Czech press, which presents reflections on the current policy of the European Union. This is an article by the columnist for the Aktualne newspaper, Petr Fischer, who calls the European Union "spineless".
Fischer recalls, that Berlin initially reacted very harshly to the data on “poisoning” Russian opposition leader Navalny, stated, that he is ready to stop the implementation of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project. But for the moment, as the author writes, money continues to play a role. Czech journalist reminds, that about 10 billion, and the investors are not only Russian and German companies.
Shell also invested in SP-2, OMV, other commercial structures. And leading German politicians, including the chancellor, threatened those, what they are clearly not ready to go. Morality ingrained in the rhetoric of EU politicians is now easily exchanged for money or other convertible goods.
There is also an example of, how the European Union tried to pass resolutions on human rights violations in China, but when China threatened to wind down a number of commercial projects, the same Germany began to win back.
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That is why it is difficult today to expect that, for the Germans to bang their fists on the table, stating the persecution of Uyghurs in China. They will continue to adhere to their "realpolitik", which is relevant for the entire European Union.
Also, the Czech observer criticizes Brussels for its spineless policy towards Turkey., Noting, that the EU actually bought off Erdogan, setting up a cordon for refugees from Syria.
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everyone understands, that refugees in Turkey are being held in poor conditions, but who cares about it in the European Union today?
The author writes, that Europe wants to play a significant role in international politics, have a big impact, but instead "tries to put business above morality". However, he notes, that the current Czech leadership is following the same, “spineless”, way. As an example, Fischer cites the initial words of the Czech Prime Minister about “the need to support the Belarusian people”, and then speaking in that spirit, that the Czech Republic should not interfere in the affairs of a foreign state.