What happens if the gas deliveries fail? Will extremists take advantage of the situation and initiate radical protests? Interior Minister Nancy Faeser does not want to rule that out, but also says that the federal government is prepared.

Will Russia continue to supply gas in the future? In view of such uncertainties, there is growing concern in politics about social upheaval and political disputes. Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser (SPD) therefore warns against radical protests. She told the “Handelsblatt”: “Of course there is a risk that those who roared out their contempt for democracy during the Corona period and were often traveling side by side with right-wing extremists will try to misuse the sharply rising prices as a new mobilization topic. “

Gas prices: “Prepared for protest”

Populists and extremists use every crisis for fear and division, but also for hatred and threats. However, the security authorities keep a very close eye on the extremist scenes. “We are prepared, also for possible new protests,” said the minister.

At the same time, Faeser warned that the fears of those who would be hit particularly hard by the rising prices should not be fueled by the political center. Responsible social policy is “the prerequisite for keeping our society together and also for protecting internal security”.

No Russian gas has flowed through the Baltic Sea pipeline Nord Stream 1 since July 11 due to maintenance work. Whether Russia will open the gas tap again after the work, which Berlin estimates will take about ten days, is open. As early as mid-June, the Russian company Gazprom severely curtailed gas supplies through the Baltic Sea pipeline, citing a defective turbine.