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Several EU countries expel Russian diplomats suspected of
© Hatim Kaghat, Belga, AFP the Belgian Foreign Minister, Sophie Wilmès, Brussels, October 1, 2020. Several countries of the Union European, including the Netherlands, Ireland, Belgium and the Czech Republic, have successively announced Tuesday, as part of a coordinated action, the expulsion of dozens of Russian diplomats suspected of "threatening spying operations national security ".
The EU Commission has presented a proposal for a comprehensive package with new Russia sanctions.
According to EU Commission President Ursula, it includes a import ban for coal from Russia, a port lock for Russian ships, and other trading restrictions. Whether the sanctions are imposed as suggested, the 27 EU states must now decide.
as the reason for the far-reaching suggestions, the Leyen explicitly named the weekend of the Weekend in the Ukrainian Boucha. "These atrocities are allowed to stay without follow," said the German politician. Russia not only lead a cruel war against the brave Ukrainian army, but also against the civilian population.
The Baltic countries have to import Russian gas
© supplied by the gallery while the European Union is struggling to overcome the Russian gas that represents 40% of its imports, the Baltic countries (Latvia, the Estonia and Lithuania) ended April 1st imports from natural gas from Russia. A size challenge. According to Eurostat, in 2020, Russia accounted for 93% of Estonian natural gas imports, 100% of Latvian imports and 41.8% of Lithuanian imports.
It is important to exercise the greatest possible pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian Government in this phase. With a view to the latest events, the pressure must be increased. The sanctions would have to become more comprehensive and sharper, so that they will carry the Russian economy even more.
should help the import ban for coal. According to Leyen, the EU imports Russian coal worth four billion euros annually. However, she left open on Tuesday, when the ban could apply.
Federal Minister of Economics Robert Habeck (Greens) had finally said that Germany will be free from Russian coal deliveries until the end of summer. It basically supports the import ban on how the German Press Agency learned on Tuesday from the circles of the Economic and Climate Protection Ministry. It corresponds to the line of the Ministry of achieving the independence of Russian energy imports for division and gradual.
Russia sanctions: Configable, even in the long run
It is good that the EU wants to ban the import of Russian coal. A gas embargo, on the other hand, would have been too painful. © Christian Thiele / DPA coalemine in Siberia: The EU now prohibits such imports. Configuring, even in the long-term the new EU sanction package against Russia comes quickly - and it is balanced. The Commission presented its proposals for two days after the alleged war crimes have become known in Bucha.
As part of the Commission proposal, according to Leyens, is a complete transaction ban on four crucial Russian banks, among them the second largest bank of the country VTB. The four institutes made 23 percent of the market share in the Russian banking sector. Also, Russian ships as well as Russia-operated ships will be banned the run in EU ports. Exceptions should be given for the supply of food, humanitarian aid and energy.
In order to weaken the Russian economy, there will be more restrictions on trade in Russia with a scope of around ten billion euros. These include by the Leyen, according to quantum computers and means of transport. Products such as wood, cement and seafood worth 5.5 billion euros should not be imported into the EU. According to the proposal, Russian companies may no longer participate in public tenders in the EU countries. In addition, more people from the environment of Putin should come to the sanctionist. This means that they are no longer allowed to enter the EU and would be frozen any assets in the EU.
The EU-Officer Josep Borrell also informed that 19 officials of Russian representation had been declared for undesirable persons in the European Union. The reason for this is that they exercised activities that contradict their diplomatic status. This had been transmitted to the Russian ambassador in the afternoon.
In another sanction round, according to the Leyens, oil imports from Russia could also be restricted or quite banned.
EU oil embargo: On the long bank .
The EU continues to discuss an oil embargo against Russia. Safe seems one: before the runoff in France is not much to move in the topic. © Photo: Sven Hoppe / DPA The fear of even higher gasoline prices drives the French President Emmanuel Macron. A import stop imposed by the EU for oil from Russia is considered effective sanctioning agent in order to increase economic pressure on the Russian President Vladimir Putin again.