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Tuesday, 09 August 2022 05:04 GMT

Germany’s union chief cautions blocking Russian gas might collapse main industries


(MENAFN) The chief of the German Federation Trade Unions (DGB) cautioned Sunday that major industries in the nation were at danger of failing if Russian natural gas were to be blocked.

Yasmin Fahimi updated newspaper Bild am Sonntag in a meeting "Because of the gas bottlenecks, entire industries are in danger of permanently collapsing: aluminum, glass, the chemical industry," adding "Such a collapse would have massive consequences for the entire economy and jobs in Germany."

Fahimi’s dire cautionary was a day before an expected round of crisis meetings between Fahimi and German President Olaf Scholz.

Russia’s attack of Ukraine in late February has put fuel on an energy crisis on the continent which is heavily dependent upon Russian imports.

Fahimi asked for a price restraint on energy for families.

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