The newly built Steag gas and steam power plant in Herne, Germany, is seen on August 25. Securing reliable energy supplies and fending off recession are just some of the problems weighing on the minds of German policymakers. Photo: AFP
The newly built Steag gas and steam power plant in Herne, Germany, is seen on August 25. Securing reliable energy supplies and fending off recession are just some of the problems weighing on the minds of German policymakers. Photo: AFP
David Brown
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by David Brown

Energy crisis, Ukraine war could leave Germany and the rest of Europe facing a winter of recession

  • Germany’s economy faces slowing growth, rising inflation and a looming recession, and a downturn there could see the rest of Europe follow, leaving policymakers in a bind about how to respond

The newly built Steag gas and steam power plant in Herne, Germany, is seen on August 25. Securing reliable energy supplies and fending off recession are just some of the problems weighing on the minds of German policymakers. Photo: AFP
The newly built Steag gas and steam power plant in Herne, Germany, is seen on August 25. Securing reliable energy supplies and fending off recession are just some of the problems weighing on the minds of German policymakers. Photo: AFP
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