RussiaSeptember 26 2022, 12:42 pm

Dutch Far Right Party with Ties to Russia Wants End to EU Sanctions

The Forum for Democ­ra­cy (Dutch: Forum voor Democ­ra­tie, FvD), a Dutch far-right pop­ulist polit­i­cal par­ty, has post­ed “A peti­tion for afford­able ener­gy in the EU.” seek­ing an end to EU sanc­tions on Rus­sia for its inva­sion of Ukraine. The peti­tion states:

Ener­gy is a basic human need and the bedrock of the econ­o­my. It should not become a polit­i­cal foot­ball. The EU has cre­at­ed an ener­gy cri­sis by uni­lat­er­al­ly clos­ing down one of its biggest gas pipelines, cre­at­ing hav­oc in the mar­kets and mis­ery for tens of mil­lions of Euro­peans. Soon peo­ple will not be able to heat their homes or run their busi­ness­es. Fac­to­ries are clos­ing across Europe and will con­tin­ue to do so until the EU changes course. We request:

  • An end to ener­gy sanc­tions, which are push­ing up prices with­out hav­ing the desired polit­i­cal effect;
  • The open­ing of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which will deci­sive­ly increase sup­ply to Europe and dri­ve prices down;
  • An end to car­bon tax­es and the EU’s emis­sions trad­ing sys­tem, which arti­fi­cial­ly increase the cost of all ener­gy includ­ing electricity.

This is an EU-wide ini­tia­tive launched by Forum for Democ­ra­cy Inter­na­tion­al (web­site), based in the Nether­lands, and it is open to all. The peti­tion will be sub­mit­ted to the Euro­pean Parliament.

The Forum for Democ­ra­cy Inter­na­tion­al is head­ed by British nation­al John Laugh­land. The Glob­al Influ­ence Oper­a­tions Report (GIOR) report­ed last week that Laugh­land, a British nation­al and con­spir­a­cy the­o­rist with close ties to Rus­sia, had spo­ken at a Hun­gar­i­an edu­ca­tion facil­i­ty asso­ci­at­ed with the gov­ern­ment of Hun­gar­i­an Prime Min­is­ter Vik­tor Orbán.


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