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Pushkov commented on the words of the former head of the Austrian Foreign Ministry about the decline of Europe

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The roots of the weakening of Europe are in the processes of its political and ideological unification, Alexei Pushkov, a member of the Federation Council, expressed his opinion on July 31. So he commented on the statement of the former Foreign Minister of Austria Karin Kneissl that Europe is losing its former influence.

“The reasons for the decline of European civilization are much deeper. One must ask: why does Europe have such leaders? <...> The roots of the weakening of Europe are in the processes of its political and ideological unification, trimming the national elite of different countries “one size fits all,” he wrote in Telegram.

The senator believes that the matter is not only in the erroneous decisions of European politicians, but also in the fact that “the success of the European Union turned against Europe itself, largely depriving its constituent countries of their own identity.”

Earlier in the day, Kneissl told Asia Times that Europe is becoming weaker on the international stage, while Asia is growing in importance. Speaking about Russian-European relations, she noted that the leaders of the EU states, due to ignorance and arrogance, neglect the basic principles of diplomacy. This, in her opinion, makes the situation dangerous. In addition, she believes that the current crisis in Europe is the result of inefficient internal management.

On the same day, the Daily Express newspaper wrote that the European Union faces the biggest financial crisis in history if anti-Russian sanctions continue.

The UN Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on human rights, Elena Dovgan, said on July 26 that the economic sanctions of Western countries affect the most vulnerable and needy segments of the population. She pointed out that the sanctions policy leads to an increase in unemployment, corruption, and crime.

Columnist Simon Jenkins wrote in The Guardian on July 29 that sanctions against the Russian Federation were the most ill-conceived and counterproductive decision in recent history.

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