Germany is big, rich & influential enough to shape Europe's fate. But many Germans do not want to believe that fact, preferring to imagine their country as a helpless object of larger forces. Overstating the country's energy crisis only serves that myth of German powerlessness.
A winter energy crisis could spark protests and even an extremist backlash in Germany, some officials and analysts say. How bad things get may depend on how well politicians manage the crisis — in policy and perception.
'The government is sleepwalking into a nightmare.' The End Fuel Poverty Coalition's Simon Francis suggests the government may need to provide each household with a minimum of £1000 to help Brits face their winter bills. @CamillaTominey | @si_francis
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