"daily mail": The drying up of the Rhine threatens Germany’s vital supplies and slows down its economic growth.

The British Daily Mail newspaper reported that the level of the Rhine river, which carries 80% of Germany’s cargo, has fallen to dangerous levels, which could threaten the navigation of ships, which will negatively affect the country’s vital supplies.

And in 2018, when the last major drought hit Europe, the Rhine was closed to shipping for 132 days, nearly triggering a recession in Germany. However, the cost of transporting goods on the river has increased five-fold this year, and economists have calculated that disruptions could reduce Germany’s overall economic growth by half a percentage point this year.

Source: “News”

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