Europe should levy a high tariff on Russian energy

4/29/2022 10:13:00 AM

Imposing sanctions on oil and gas is worth the economic costs

The case for reducing the flow of cash into Vladimir Putin’s coffers stands. And it is sufficient to justify the economic pain involved

Imposing sanctions on oil and gas is worth the economic costs

Your browser does not support the element.Tory MP who allegedly watched porn in Commons should be 'kicked out of party', says Home Office minister Rachel Maclean "The security of Europe has never been more important.Thu 28 Apr 2022 23.Britain is sending 8,000 troops to Eastern Europe in one of the largest deployments since the Cold War.

Listen to this story Save time by listening to our audio articles as you multitask OK Europe is considering how to respond.Already it was entertaining the possibility of sanctions on Russian oil."Operating across Europe, the British Army will stand alongside partners, combining our capabilities and shared values, promoting peace and security.But it fears that it has the weaker hand.Dozens of tanks will be deployed to countries ranging from Finland to North Macedonia this summer under plans that have been enhanced since Russia invaded Ukraine.Olaf Scholz, Germany’s chancellor, has said that an embargo would plunge Europe into recession without doing much to hurt Vladimir Putin and his war effort.Some of the exercises are set to involve parachute drops, helicopter-borne air assaults Challenger 2 tanks.Russia’s gas is used both to heat homes and to power factories, and among Europe’s big economies Germany and Italy are especially dependent on it.Mr Sibley leaves behind a young daughter who has been suffering from a rare form of cancer.

Predicting what would happen without Russian gas is hard, because it depends on how quickly supply chains.Commander Field Army Lieutenant General Ralph Wooddisse explained:"The UK makes a significant contribution to the defence of Europe and the deterrence of Russian aggression.Commander Field Army Lt Gen Ralph Wooddisse said: “The UK makes a significant contribution to the defence of Europe and the deterrence of Russian aggression.Optimistic academics say the initial cost to Germany’s economy of a full energy embargo could be just 0.5% of lost GDP ; Germany’s central bank puts the bill at 5% of GDP."The scale of the deployment, coupled with the professionalism, training and agility of the British Army, will deter aggression at a scale not seen in Europe this century.Although Mr Scholz is right that energy sanctions would be costly, he underestimates the harm they would do to the Kremlin.“The scale of the deployment, coupled with the professionalism, training and agility of the British army, will deter aggression at a scale not seen in Europe this century.He says that Russia probably cannot spend the foreign exchange it earns from oil and gas sales, because its financial system has been cut off from much of the world..A Ukraine official described the strikes as a “postcard from Moscow” and questioned why Russia remained a member of the UN Security Council.

There is some evidence for this.South Korea has timely trade data and participates in sanctions: in March its exports to Russia fell by 63%.These exercises will see our troops join forces with allies and partners across Nato and the Joint Expeditionary Force in a show of solidarity and strength in one of the largest shared deployments since the cold war.With its central bank’s foreign-exchange reserves frozen, Russia has had to enforce capital controls and raise interest rates in order to support the rouble.Yet swathes of the global economy, including China, India and most of the Middle East and Africa, continue to trade freely with Russia.Secondary sanctions, which would punish anyone transacting with Russia, are not in place.Topics.Lieutenant General Ralph Wooddisse, one of the most senior commanders in the British Army, said: “The UK makes a significant contribution to the defence of Europe and the deterrence of Russian aggression.

Some Russian banks can still interact with the West.As a result, even with its central bank under sanctions, it is likely that Russia is making creative use of freshly acquired hard currency from selling energy, including to buy arms.It need put only enough financial intermediaries between its transactions and those taking place in New York or Frankfurt.The case for reducing the flow of cash into Mr Putin’s coffers therefore stands.And it is sufficient to justify the economic pain involved.Earlier this week HMS Audacious, a Royal Navy Astute-class hunter-killer boat, was seen loading Tomahawk missiles at the naval facility in Gibraltar.

In 2020 EU member states implemented lockdowns which caused annual GDP to shrink by almost 6% in order to slow the spread of covid-19.Cutting off funding to an invader that would threaten to convert putative success in Ukraine into aggression against other European countries is both morally sound and strategically desirable.What is more, the design of sanctions could lower their economic cost.One idea is to levy a high tariff on Russian energy, rather than ban it altogether.To keep selling, Russia would probably need to cut prices so that its oil remained competitive with other countries’.His comment came after the chief of Russia’s most powerful propaganda mouthpiece said the Kremlin’s confrontation with the West will “most probably” end in a nuclear strike.

(Redirecting all its oil elsewhere would be an enormous logistical challenge.) A high tariff could in effect seize some of Russia’s oil profits without disrupting supply.The consequences for gas prices are harder to predict.But because Russia cannot move gas pipelines any more easily than Europe can find alternative suppliers, it would probably absorb at least part of a tariff.In either case, taking action may provoke Mr Putin to cut supplies further.Mr Biden said: "The cost of this fight is not cheap, but caving to aggression is going to be more costly.

If a tariff morphs into an embargo, so be it.Russia’s war would become harder to sustain—and in the decades to come Europe would be more secure.■.

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Russia is right. They need to charge extra for enemies. Suicidal idea. Europeans are choking themselves.

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