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Econ Min Rails Against Difficulty In Getting EU Oil Ban Consensus


Speaking at a meeting of the German Economic Council, Economy Minister and Vice-Chancellor Robert Habeck speaks out against the difficulties the EU had in securing the sixth package of sanctions against Russia that were partially agreed to last night.

  • Habeck: "Putin will not stop unless he loses in Ukraine".
  • Habeck: "I am irritated that Europe was divided...the oil embargo discussion showed that there is not enough unity...there are hurdles for the expansion of the EU".
  • Habeck: "The EU must reinvent itself and exercise its powers."
  • Habeck, the most senior member of the environmentalist Greens in the German federal gov't, also speaks out against German re-starting the use of nuclear energy: "Technical problems and costs of French reactors clearly show that prolonging the technology for Germany short-term would not be worthwhile...Long lead times of fuel rods for reactors and security problems in the age of cybercrime are further factors against nuclear energy."

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