Russia’s war slows some European factories as energy costs soar
MILAN (AP) — Italian paper mills that make everything from pizza boxes to furniture wrappers have ground to a halt as Russia’s war in Ukraine sent natural gas prices skyrocketing.
And it’s not just paper. Italian steelworks also turned off electric furnaces last week. And fishermen, faced with huge oil price spikes, have stayed in port, mending nets instead of throwing them away.