May 27, 2014
Europe's Energy Death Wish
Arthur Herman, New York Post
The Associated Press
It’s common knowledge that Europeans are dependent on Russia’s state-run Gazprom for their natural-gas needs — up to 30 percent for the European Union as a whole, more for Eastern Europe. The threat of cutting off this vital supply allowed Putin to get away with annexing Crimea, cowing our NATO allies into quivering passivity in the face of naked aggression.
TAGGED: Europe, European Union, Energy, Russia, Ukraine