Introductory note. This is an opinion piece written by Ricardo Silvestre, of the Democratas.
“It is not in our interest to be creating divisions in Europe. On the contrary, we want to see a united, and prosperous, European Union, since the European Union is our biggest partner both at the economical and comercial level. The more problems there are in the European Union the greater the risks and uncertainties for us.”
These “our interest” are the Russian Federation interests, and these words were said by Vladimir Putin, shortly before traveling to Vienna to meet Sebastian Kurz, the Austrian Chancellor.