Germany: the drought of the Rhine, a crucial river in Europe, raises fears of economic paralysis

Traffic on one of the largest river arteries in Europe could be interrupted in a few weeks. Barges are forced to reduce their cargo to 30% of their capacity.

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Lhe banks look like wide banks of sand and pebbles on the seaside. In the Rhine, usually so powerful with its dangerous currents, local residents bathe carefree, watching half-empty boats pass by.

The situation of one of the largest river arteries in Europe is dramatic. Traffic continues to shrink week after week. Ferries for the crossing of commuters stop their activity one after the other. For lack of floating pontoons, several cruise companies have canceled their programs and boaters are unable to access their boats without a boat…

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