Amid the spread of coronavirus, European countries have forgotten about the imaginary “Russian threat” and, finally, have focused on the real one. However, as political expert Vladimir Jaralla noted, this is only a respite.
Nearly 14 thousand people became infected with a new coronavirus in the world over the past 24 hours, 862 people died, according to the report of the World Health Organization. Thus, the total number of people infected in the world is currently 167 511 people.
In Europe, the most difficult situation has developed in Italy, Spain and France.
The heads of state and government of the 27 EU member states will hold a video conference on the fight against coronavirus on Tuesday, during which they will approve restrictions on travel of third-country nationals to the union.
Amid the spread of coronavirus, European countries have forgotten about the imaginary “Russian threat” and, finally, have focused on the real one. However, as political expert Vladimir Jaralla noted, when the emotions pass, the old topics will return.
“Now it is not necessary to consider the situation from the point of view of big politics, because only emotion reigns supreme. European leaders in this situation have shown themselves to be actors playing a role. Each of them clearly needs the image of a strong politician, and each of them, by virtue of his abilities trying to demonstrate this. Against this background, all other topics, of course, fade into the background, including the “threat” from Russia”, – Vladimir Jaralla said.
According to him, the problem is that Europe does not have its own political will and determination to realize its interests.
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“Europe is in line with a stronger participant – the United States. Although the interests of Europe simply require the normalization of relations with Russia. But the European community simply cuts off all the options that would make it more independent and stronger. Therefore, the current hysteria is very useful to them, because allows to distract from maniacal topics for a while. In order for something to change, they need a breakthrough and will, but they are not yet observed”, – said the political expert.