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European country warns of ‘general energy collapse

European country warns of ‘general energy collapse’
Gas shortage might put European states in a position where “even with money, you will not be able to get electricity,” Montenegro warns
Interruptions to Russian gas supplies and a mass switch to electricity would lead to “a general energy collapse” in Europe, the prime minister of Montenegro, Dritan Abazovic, claimed on Monday.

Speaking to parliament, Abrazovic recalled recent remarks by German Vice Chancellor Robert Habeck who, amid looming energy difficulties over the winter period, advised his compatriots to spend less time in the shower and to prepare warm clothes.

In Abrazovic’s opinion, if someone from his government came up with such advice, he would be ridiculed. Montenegrin ministers are now focused on preventing a crisis like this, he said, but not everything depends on them.

“If it comes true that in the fall, or with the onset of cold days, gas is not delivered from Russia to Western Europe at a level that satisfies its economy, and if it switches to electricity, there will be a general energy collapse,” he warned.

He explained that there was an even greater danger than increasing energy prices: In his opinion, there might be a situation in which “even with money, you will not be able to get electricity.”

The country's government, Abrazovic warned, is now focused on preventing the worst scenarios but also on preparing for them. He said that one of the ways to do this was rebalancing the budget. The prime minister also stressed that while Montenegro, unlike some other European countries, was not dependent on natural gas, it must still be prepared and should “look at how to get the most out of the tourism industry.”

“However, both Covid and the crisis caused by the war in Ukraine should teach us the following: We have to increase food production and to become a country that is not energy dependent,” he said.

In order to become more independent, the focus should also be on building new energy facilities, according to Abrazovic.

The prime minister expressed certainty that his government was addressing the issues correctly and that there was no reason to panic.

Earlier this month, International Energy Agency (IEA) chief Fatih Birol warned the EU to be prepared for the possibility of a complete shutdown of Russian gas exports this winter, calling on the bloc's members to widen the span of measures aimed at preparing for this scenario, according to the Financial Times.

Germany, Austria, Italy and the Netherlands announced their plans to step up the use of coal for power generation, while Sweden and Denmark said they would also launch emergency measures to curb the use of natural gas.

The European gas market is already experiencing a severe shortage of imported energy supplies. Shipments by Russia’s Gazprom through the Nord Stream pipeline have fallen significantly this month because of parts shortages due to sanctions.

The reduced deliveries come at a time when Europe is racing to stock up for winter, with gas storages on the continent currently at 55%, according to recent data.

The EU plans to phase out Russian gas by 2030 as part of its response to Moscow’s military campaign in Ukraine, which was launched in late February. However, several countries, including Germany, have repeatedly warned their economies would suffer if the flow were to stop immediately.



「秋や寒い日が始まると、ロシアから西ヨーロッパに経済を満足させるレベルのガスが供給されず、電気に切り替えると、一般的なエネルギーの崩壊が起こります。 」と彼は警告した。






今月初め、国際エネルギー機関(IEA)のファティビロル首相は、EUに対し、今冬のロシアのガス輸出の完全な閉鎖の可能性に備えるよう警告し、このシナリオの準備を目的とした措置の範囲を拡大するようブロックのメンバーに求めた。 、フィナンシャルタイムズによると。





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posted by ZUKUNASHI at 20:52| Comment(8) | Covid19

46 bodies found in truck in Texas

46 bodies found in truck in Texas
Police detained three people suspected of a migrant smuggling operation
Forty-six people were found dead inside a tractor trailer near San Antonio, Texas on Monday, local police and fire officials said. The authorities believe the victims were migrants trying to illegally enter the US.

San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said officers were alerted by a witness, who saw several bodies inside a parked 18-wheeler trailer with its doors partially open.

Fire Chief Charles Hood told reporters that 16 people, including four children, were rescued and treated for heat-related illnesses. “They were suffering from heatstroke and exhaustion,” he said. Hood added that the trailer appeared not to have an air conditioning unit.

Police detained three people suspected of migrant smuggling.

“Migrants seeking asylum should always be treated as a humanitarian crisis, but this evening we’re facing a horrific human tragedy,” San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott argued that the tragedy was the result of the “open-border policies” of President Joe Biden.

“These deaths are on Biden… They show the deadly consequences of his refusal to enforce the law,” he tweeted.

Border agents made 239,416 arrests along the border with Mexico last month, a 2% increase from April. The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is on track to exceed 2 million arrests during fiscal year 2022, which ends in September, after making a record 1.73 million arrests in 2021.

“As temperatures start to rise in the summer, human smugglers will continue to exploit vulnerable populations and recklessly endanger the lives of migrants for financial gain,” CBP Commissioner Chris Magnus said this month.



消防署長のチャールズ・フッドは記者団に、4人の子供を含む16人が熱関連の病気で救助され治療を受けたと語った。 「彼らは熱射病と倦怠感に苦しんでいました」と彼は言いました。フードは、トレーラーがエアコンユニットを持っていないように見えたと付け加えました。






posted by ZUKUNASHI at 17:06| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

米国で除草剤が不足 来年も続く 作付け変更も

US farmers hit by chemical shortages – Reuters
Soaring herbicide prices threaten to reduce harvests, industry experts told the media
US farmers have curbed the use of common weedkillers and changed their planting plans over persistent shortages of agricultural chemicals, Reuters reported on Monday, citing interviews with industry players.

They told the new agency that spraying smaller volumes of herbicides and turning to less-effective fungicides increase the risk of weeds and diseases crippling crop production at a time when global grain supplies are already tight.

“This is off the charts … Everything was delayed, delayed, delayed,” said Shawn Inman, the owner of distributor Spinner Ag in Zionsville, Indiana. According to him, supplies are currently the tightest in his 24-year career.

Prices for glyphosate and glufosinate herbicides soared more than 50% from last year, Inman said. The costs of glyphosate reached $50-60 a gallon, up from less than $20 a gallon in mid-2021.

Chemicals giant BASF told Reuters that the supply situation with glufosinate and other herbicides will not improve significantly next year.

Meanwhile, weed specialists at Texas A&M University have warned that reduced usage of herbicides this summer would leave farmers with more weeds to fight for the next two years.







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どこの国の若者だろう バーベキューからは先進国?


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セベロドネツクの戦い 2

Strategic city in Donbass 'freed' – Russia
The Defense Ministry has announced that Severodonetsk is now under the full control of LPR forces
The major city of Severodonetsk has come under the full control of the Lugansk People’s Republic, Russian military spokesman, Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov, said in a statement on Saturday.

He said the LPR cities of Severodonetsk and Borovskoye, along with the settlements of Voronovo and Sirotino, had been “completely liberated” following “successful offensive operations” by republic’s forces, which were supported by Russian troops.

Today’s announcement means “the entire left-bank territory of the Seversky Donets river within the borders of the Lugansk People’s Republic has come under its full control,” the spokesperson added.

Earlier this month, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called Severodonetsk “an epicenter of the confrontation in the Donbass.”

“In many ways, the fate of our Donbass is being decided there,” he claimed.

Huge number of Ukrainian troops encircled – Moscow
Neo-Nazis and foreign fighters are among hundreds of surrounded forces in Donbass, Moscow has claimed
Up to 2,000 Ukrainian troops, nationalists and foreign fighters have been surrounded by the Russian forces and the Donbass militias, Moscow claimed on Friday. The forces were encircled in two neighboring towns in the Lugansk People’s Republic.

Four Ukrainian battalions. as well as an artillery unit are among those trapped, the Defense Ministry announced. The encircled forces also include around 120 fighters from the notorious Ukrainian ‘Right Sector,’ a neo-Nazi group of up to 80 foreign fighters, according to the ministry.

The troops have been surrounded in the towns of Gorskoye and Zolotoye, located south of the major cities of Severodonetsk and Lisichansk, which have recently become one of the major targets for both sides amid the continued fighting for the territory of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics.


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ヨルダンのアカバ港で塩素ガス漏れ事故 10人以上死亡

Chlorine gas explosion kills at least ten and injures hundreds (VIDEO)
A falling tank ruptured and engulfed the Jordanian port of Aqaba with a dense yellow gas cloud

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