The Libyan conflict shows little sign of letting up.
If violence in the Arab world continues into next month, experts tip fuel prices to double again. That thought fills low earners in particular with dread. First and foremost, the EU’s lack of confidence in Russia is hurting its own citizens.
The EU policy is making it hard for people to get by, as the high petrol prices leave them short of money for food. And if prices double, they do not know how they will cope.
Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, expert in Middle Eastern and Central Asian affairs, believes the European economy is being remodeled as the EU drives itself further into the orbit of the United States.
“They are backing away from Russia, which is an actual, dependable and stable form of energy for Europe. When they get involved in such operations as the ones in Iraq or in Libya, they know very well strategically what the outcome will be,” he said.
“So we’re going to see Europe remodeled and integrated further with the United States.”
Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya is a Research Associate at the Centre for Research on Globalization.