ZDF learned about three EU countries that lifted the veto on the Russian oil embargo
Austria, Hungary and Slovakia withdrew their veto power on the oil embargo from Russia. According to the ZDF, this decision of the three countries was influenced by the decision of the German government to support the embargo
Austria, Hungary and Slovakia have withdrawn their veto power on the European Union (EU) embargo on Russian oil. This was reported by the ZDF TV channel with reference to a high-ranking EU diplomat.
According to the channel, this statement by the three countries was significantly influenced by the decision of the German government to support the embargo.
ZDF notes that, in addition to Austria, Hungary and Slovakia, Spain, Italy and Greece also oppose the embargo, since the expected increase energy prices in these countries “is perceived with great concern by consumers.”
Earlier on May 2, Reuters, citing sources in the European Union, reported that the European Commission (EC), in order to “preserve the unity of the bloc”, could either allow Hungary and Slovakia not to join the oil embargo against Russia, or offer these countries a long transition period for rejection of Russian oil. The sources also clarified that the ban on oil supplies from Russia is likely to be introduced in stages and will come into force only at the beginning of next year.
Since the beginning of the Russian military special operation in Ukraine, the European Union has already introduced five packages of sanctions against Russia. The latter was approved in early April and includes, among other things, a ban on the purchase, import or transit of coal and other solid fossil fuels from Russia. In mid-April, the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced the work on the sixth package, in which Brussels considers issues related to the energy sector.
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Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said earlier that the share of Russian energy exports to world markets is 20%. According to him, in the event of a ban on Russian hydrocarbons, oil prices will jump to $ 300-500 per barrel, so Europe's refusal of energy from Russia is unlikely.
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