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Europe Looks Helpless Under the Treat Coming from Russia, Experts Say


According to several experts, including Mikhail Samous, a military expert from Ukraine, at this point the entire Europe looks helpless when it comes to any possible threat coming from Russia.
 

 

 

 

To be more specific, Mikhail and his fellow experts assume that Europe has still failed to come up with efficient ways of resisting the kind of a hybrid war Russia has been waging in Ukraine, and even some other places around the world.

Mass media keep on releasing evidences of Russia’s interference with the internal affairs of many sovereign countries, including those located in Europe. For instance, back in summer 2016, Die Zeit claimed that Moscow was trying to influence the results of the parliamentary election in Germany planned for late 2017. The corresponding article described a possible scenario in which Russia manipulates the German parliamentary election. Back then, we didn’t know the results of the latest U.S. presidential election.
 
To be more specific, President Putin interferes with the parliamentary election in Germany. Amid a conflict between the 2 opposing parties, Moscow initiates a “forum of peace” involving Russia and Germany. During the forum, they claim that the U.S. President-Elect (probably Hillary Clinton, at that time) and Angela Merkel want to start a war between Russia and the European Union led by Germany. Apart from that, they urge for the necessity to put an end to the global hegemony of the United States. According to the authors, this call for action will be welcomed by both political powers.
 
This is what the plan looked like back then. Given the current state of affairs, if the Kremlin’s agents have been working on this plan to manipulate the EU all that time, they seem to have failed so far. For example, not so long ago, Marine le Pen and her National Front were accused of having close ties with Vladimir Putin. Apparently, this accusation does compromise her position given the fact that she is running for president.
 
As for Francois Fillon, another candidate running for president, has been interrogated by the police regarding the fact that his wife is now suspected of some kind of financial fraud. By the way, he has been actively advocating the idea of a tighter economic cooperation with Russia.
 
That said, the experts arrive to a conclusion that Russia’s secret services have been expanding their presence and influence in almost all of the EU states. To achieve their goals, they have been applying various methods, not limited to manipulation, lies and propaganda. They seem to have been financing election campaigns of many political powers and individual politicians in Europe. They have also been betting big on criminal structures in Europe and training military units as well. All of that makes Russia a really serious threat aimed at Western democracies in Europe.
 
Russia doesn’t care about the political views and ideology of the sponsored political powers in the EU. The only thing the Kremlin cares about is to start escalating the internal conflicts – both inside EU states and between them. Simply put they have been working hard to destroy the EU, the NATO and start a series of new conflicts all across Europe.  A weaker Europe means a stronger Russia and more opportunities for Moscow. This is something that the Kremlin sees as a reason for Russia to be recognized a superpower, with the right to decide the fate of other nations. We should pay attention to the fact that the recent statements coming from Russian media have been hinting at the necessity to revise the world order and share it between Russia, the USA and China, while the EU is not event taken into account.
 

 

The bottom line, EU nations do not seem to understand the degree of the threat they have been facing all that time. Even though they are now discussing the conflict in Ukraine and Russia’s negative influence on Europe, they don’t seem to have understood the very essence of the threat and how to neutralize it. They keep on looking for the algorithms used by Russia while it’s not about the algorithms, it’s all about the goals, and those goals can take any algorithm required to reach those goals as fast and easy as possible. They are looking for weak spots in any field of a country’s life and hit them later to win the battle.

 

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Referendum In Catalonia May Hit Europe Harder Than Brexit

The possibility of Catalonia exiting from Spain is dangerous to the integrity of the European Union, even more dangerous than the Brexit. This is what The Daily Telegraph thinks on the matter.

 

Publication date: 01 October 04:58 AM

Trump Announced Revolutionary Tax Cuts for Americans

On Wednesday, September 27th, President Trump announced a tax reform. The thing is that Donald trump promised this tax reform when making his election pledges in 2016.

Publication date: 29 September 07:51 AM

What is so precious about Ukraine for international investors? An American businessman shares his opinion

More and more international investors have been paying attention to Ukraine as a promising area for profitable investing. Cody Shirk, an American entrepreneur, traveler and investor, is now urging international investors to look at Ukraine as a country with really great investment potential, Market Leader reports.

Publication date: 27 September 03:16 AM

China’s Debt Bubble May Trigger Another Global Financial Crisis

The Chinese economy keeps on slowing down as China’s debt bubble is growing. International experts are concerned about that. They are afraid of a new global financial crisis, Market Leader reports. The thing is, the Chinese economy is not growing fast enough anymore. Beijing has to admit the economic slowdown. The entire international expert community is now closely watching this slowdown and expressing their concerns about China’s economic prospects amid the mentioned economic slowdown and inflating debt bubble.

Publication date: 25 September 12:44 PM

Why Is German Parliamentary Election Important to Europe?

Judging by the results of several sociological surveys, the chances of electing Angela Markel for the next 4 years is fairly high at the moment. Even though there is almost no intrigue in the election, the international community has still been closely watching it, Market Leader reports

Publication date: 24 September 12:55 AM

Bitcoin Market Cap Exceeds $150 Billion

Bitcoin’s market capitalization exceeded $150 billion the other day. At the same time, the international expert community keeps on pondering upon the near-term prospects of Bitcoin and other digital currencies.

Publication date: 03 September 11:22 PM

American Sanctions Will Cut Investments In Russia

Some experts say that the next round of anti-Russian sanctions imposed a couple of weeks ago is going to undermine the Russian economy. In particular, they are threatening the investment capital inflow.

 

 
A few weeks after Donald Trump reluctantly signed the new sanctions approved by the U.S. Congress, Russian and foreign investors are still trying to figure out what the actual consequences of this decision are going to be. For now, they seem to have understood enough to be afraid of long-term negative consequences for their existing or potential investments in the Russian economy, which has just started recovering after a 2-year recession.
 
Publication date: 31 August 01:44 AM

New U.S. Sanctions Against Russia Will Result In Geopolitical Changes

Political expert Lilia Shevtsova commented on the new sanctions against Russia imposed by the United States. She claims that the geopolitical situation in the world is going to change in the near future due to the sanctions.

 

She claims that introducing those sanctions was like a surgery. As the result of this surgery, the USA got rid of a foreign body. After that, Washington is probably going to reset their foreign policy. However, nobody can definitely say what exactly this event is going to result in. But one thing is sure – something is definitely going to change in the world order, and this creates certain threats for Russia.

Publication date: 28 August 03:32 AM

New Sanctions Against Russia Will Last Long

Russian political expert Leonid Shvets commented on the new round of anti-Russian sanctions. For starters, he claims that Russia has already turned into America’s biggest enemy. The thing is that the new law signed by Donald Trump not so long ago is designed to fight America’s enemies with the help of sanctions. North Korea and Iran are also on the same list.

 

 
Publication date: 28 August 01:02 AM

New Sanctions Will Hit Putin Personally, Piotrovskiy Says

This time, American sanctions are going to hit even Vladimir Putin himself, Andrey Piotrovskiy says. He says that the devil is in the detail. The thing is that the new sanctions approved by the U.S. Congress and signed by Donald Trump (even though he was against those sanctions), obliges the U.S. financial intelligence to provide the Congress with the information on all the known and probable assets belonging to the all the high-ranking Russian politicians, including Russian President Vladimir Putin. With that being said, it’s not accidental, that Putin is mentioned several times in the document.
 
Publication date: 27 August 11:35 AM