The war in Ukraine overshadows the year 2022. First, Russia only deployed its troops on the border, then Vladimir Putin attacked Ukraine. First, the Russian army advanced into various parts of the country, while the Ukraine counterattacked with a counteroffensive.
Numerous countries have since imposed sanctions on Russia. Among them was the EU, which also accepted an energy crisis. Electricity, gas and oil have become massively more expensive this year. The pressing question since then: How can Germany and Europe become independent of Russian energy resources and where can alternatives be found?
The country’s first traffic light coalition faced numerous challenges in its debut year. With measures such as the tank discount, the nine-euro ticket or now the gas and electricity price brake, she is trying to take countermeasures and relieve the citizens – but not without a lot of political wrestling.
As a result of these events, inflation in this country, as well as in Europe as a whole, climbed to unimagined heights. The European Central Bank (ECB) and other central banks have been trying to counteract this development ever since. The ECB took a historic step in July when it raised the key interest rate for the first time in eleven years.
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2022 was also a year of elections. In France, Sweden, Italy, Brazil and Denmark, among others, the citizens elected a new government. And Britain has seen three different prime ministers this year alone.
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