While the opening of an LNG terminal is being celebrated in Germany, countries such as France, Italy, Sweden and Austria have found a different approach. An overview.

In Lower Saxony, Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) opened the first German LNG terminal together with Economics Minister Robert Habeck (Greens) and Finance Minister Christian Lindner (FDP). However, climate and environmentalists see this critically: Instead, they call for a greater expansion of renewable energies and criticize the lack of environmental regulations. The dispute shows the gap that the federal government must bridge in the energy crisis. But how do our European neighbors deal with this? FOCUS online provides an overview.