Head of the German Federation of Trade Unions (DGB), in an interview with the newspaper Bild am Sonntag:
- “Because of the gas bottlenecks, entire industries are in danger of permanently collapsing: aluminum, glass, the chemical industry,”
And then this, which is stating the obvious:
- “Such a collapse would have massive consequences for the entire economy and jobs in Germany.”
Talks on the issue will begin Monday with Germany's Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
- Russia has reduced shipments through Nord Stream pipeline by 60% and the pipeline is scheduled for a full shutdown this month for maintenance. Germany has raised doubts that Nord Stream will resume supply after that.