PRESS RELEASE: Oil embargo and 6th sanctions package

PRESS RELEASE, Tuesday, 31st of May 2022
Oil embargo and 6th sanctions package
Jutta Paulus, energy expert of the Greens/EFA in the Environment and Industry Committee, comments on the oil embargo against Russian oil:
“Finally, EU leaders agree on an embargo on 90 percent of Russian oil imports and launch the sixth sanctions package. Sanctions against Russia are an important tool to cut off the purse strings to Vladimir Putin’s criminal war of aggression. True energy sovereignty and affordable prices can only come with more renewables and more energy efficiency. The RePowerEU package proposed two weeks ago must be implemented purposefully and consistently and must not be slowed down by hesitant EU member states. Europe must phase out all fossil and nuclear fuels as quickly as possible.”