Qatar: We need your gas so we'll cheer your World Cup

Confused much? Europeans want to reduce dependence on Russian gas but don’t appear to want to reduce energy consumption even in the face of climate change. So they turn to Qatar for gas and cheer on its World Cup football tournament even though they despise its stance on migrant labour. Prof. Martin de Jong, Scientific Director of the Erasmus Initiative 'Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity', has written a blogpost that unpicks the tangles of European indignation, migrant labour, and the empathic and diplomatic insights that seem to be missing in Europe today.

-> Read his blog here



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