Final Word from Monday, November 6, 2023

Few countries have seen their energy supplies disrupted as much as the CR. Reliance on Russia was especially high, so diversification will be especially difficult. PM Petr Fiala instructed Czech ambassadors last summer to leave no stone unturned in looking for new opportunities. Among the countries since identified as potential partners are Iraq, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. They also happen to be among the 40 countries that proposed the UN resolution on the "Illegal Israeli actions ... in the Occupied Palestinian Territory" that prompted Defense Min. Jana Černochová to call for leaving the UN. In response to Černochová's tweet and to the Israeli flag-waving of her, Fiala and Industry Min. Jozef Síkela, Saudi Arabia called off a planned visit today by Síkela. "Energy is a weapon we gave to Vladimir Putin," Fiala has said, "and this situation will require a pan-European solution." Yet as the "voice of Israel in Europe," Fiala's cabinet is now going it alone in Europe and is giving the energy weapon to the supporters of Palestine. Fiala's policy won't change, so Czechs should get prepared to lose the global energy war. [ Czech natural gas oil UAE U.N. United Nations Seznam Zprávy Twitter X ]

Glossary of difficult words

to disrupt - to interrupt (an event, activity or process) by causing a disturbance or problem;

to leave no stone unturned - to try every possible course of action in order to achieve something;

flag-waving - waving a flag; the expression of feelings for a country in a loud or exaggerated way.


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