ambassadors of the EU member states will meet again on Wednesday, May 11, to
agree on the sixth package of sanctions with the oil embargo against Russia
against the background of Hungary's resistance. This was reported by EURACTIV.
European Union's executive branch is set to support Hungary in building
capacity for oil pipelines, storage facilities and refineries, a European
Commission spokesman said the day before, amid Budapest's persistent opposition
to Russia's oil embargo.
EU countries support a ban on Russian oil under a new sixth package of
sanctions aimed at punishing Moscow for waging war with Ukraine. However, such
a decision requires unanimity, and Hungary is the strongest critic, the
At a dinner in Budapest on Monday, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen discussed investments in modernizing Hungary's oil infrastructure, a spokesman for the latter said on Tuesday.
"It is extremely important that we maintain the unity of the European Union when it comes to sanctions against Russia, it is a collective effort," said spokesman Eric Mamer.
"We hope that the European Union will be able to adopt sanctions as soon as possible," he added.