Hungary continues to obstruct Russian oil boycott talks


Negotiations on the envisaged European ban on the import of Russian oil sticks, as Hungary first demands delivery guarantees from other countries.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen spoke to Prime Minister Viktor Orbán over dinner in Budapest on Monday. This conversation was “useful and useful, but the technical work continues”, according to a spokesperson.

The Commission presented its proposals for a sixth sanctions package last Wednesday, but an agreement between the 27 member states has not yet been reached. In addition to punitive measures against sixty people and three Russian television channels, the European daily wants a ban on importing Russian oil.

Crude oil should be banned within six months and the import of refined oil by the end of the year. According to the plan, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic will get postponement and help from the EU to get oil after all. But above all, Hungary finds this insufficient.

The Commission is currently preparing a video meeting with leaders in the region who may be able to help, the spokesperson said. Sanctions must be approved unanimously. This is the first package on which countries do not agree quickly.

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