According to France, the European Union can agree to halt all oil imports from Russia this week. “I think we can come to an agreement this week,” Europe Minister Clement Bion told LCI television. French President Emmanuel Macron Later today with the Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Urban talking about. External Representative of the European Union Josep Borrell He expressed himself in a similar way to Beaune.
Borrell said there are still some difficulties in the discussion about the import ban. However, he hopes that these matters will be settled at the latest at the meeting of EU foreign ministers on May 16. If EU ambassadors are unable to reach an agreement this week, ministers may try to achieve a breakthrough next Monday.
Hungary is The most vocal critic of the planned oil embargo
However, Hungarian news agency MTI reported that Macron and Orban spoke “on issues of energy security in Europe”. Hungary is the most vocal critic of the proposed embargo on Russian oil. The President of the European Union Commission Ursula von der Leyen On Monday, it said it had made progress in talks with Orban over the deal.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky He renewed his call for a boycott of Russian oil to be included in the sixth EU sanctions package. The planned package, including the oil embargo, is necessary, he said in a video address to members of the Slovak parliament.
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