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Qatar: Gas deal during the World Cup - German double standards

2022-11-30T10:41:03.932Z

Qatar: Gas deal during the World Cup - German double standards Created: 11/30/2022, 11:24 am By: Christoph Gschossmann Mike Schier comments on Qatar's gas deliveries to Germany. © KARIM JAAFAR / AFP / Sleep / Montage: MM Buy gas in Qatar, but denounce the DFB-Elf for not wearing bandages: Mike Schier comments on the German double standards during the desert World Cup. It was only a few days a



Qatar: Gas deal during the World Cup - German double standards

Created: 11/30/2022, 11:24 am

By: Christoph Gschossmann

Mike Schier comments on Qatar's gas deliveries to Germany.

© KARIM JAAFAR / AFP / Sleep / Montage: MM

Buy gas in Qatar, but denounce the DFB-Elf for not wearing bandages: Mike Schier comments on the German double standards during the desert World Cup.

It was only a few days ago that Robert Habeck let Markus Lanz be on the show to give the German national soccer team patronizing and clever advice.

The Green Economics Minister announced that he would take a chance and wear the "One Love" captain's armband despite the ban by FIFA.

So the man who appeared in Qatar in March as a petitioner about energy supplies and bowed humbly to Trade Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Thani.


Actually, the country as a whole should take a good look at itself

One can of course – and quite rightly so – accuse Habeck of a good deal of self-righteousness and double standards.

But the country as a whole should actually take a good look at itself.

Because while the Germans are still discussing whether they can agree with their conscience to watching the World Cup on television, Qatar is announcing the success story that from 2026 two million tons of liquefied natural gas (LNG) will be supplied annually for at least 15 years.

What's more, the emirate wants to increase its LNG production by 60 percent by 2027.

Business is booming.

Of course, a state should keep an eye on issues such as human rights or environmental protection in its business dealings.

But it would be naïve to believe that in a globalized world one can only trade with the good.

When it comes to gas, Qatar currently seems to be the lesser of two evils than Russia.

Can you see it like that?

But neither the government nor us consumers, who would like to pay less for energy, should then shift the moral issue onto footballers.

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Source: merkur

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