The European Parliament raised questions for Ursula von der Leyen due to the record growth in Russian LNG imports
The European Union decided to discuss issues related to publications in the American and British press regarding the record growth in the volume of purchases of liquefied natural gas from Russia. This issue has become especially sensitive for Brussels against the backdrop of statements by European officials that “Europe has gotten rid of its dependence on Russia for raw materials.”
It became known that French MEP Mathilde Andruet appealed to Ursula von der Leyen, head of the European Commission, so that she could clarify the situation with the increase in gas supplies from the Russian Federation.
The MEP who sounded the alarm said that amid “measures being taken to reduce dependence on gas supplies from Russia, there is evidence that European companies are increasing imports of Russian LNG.”
The European Parliament is now demanding that officials present a list of companies that have increased their gas purchases from Russia and “take appropriate measures.” In fact, we are talking about a typical “stick” method, when, in order to end profitable economic cooperation with the Russian Federation, European politicians are ready to crack down on their own business. This is already affecting the economies of a number of EU countries, for example, in the form of a recession.
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