EU chief sends furious warning to Germany ‘Go cold turkey on Russian gas!’

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As part of the sanctions, Chancellor Olaf Scholz cancelled the certification of the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline – something which Russia had been doggedly vying for.

However, the bloc has been criticised for remaining overly-reliant on Russian fossil fuels, with estimates suggesting that Russian imports account for as much as 40 percent of the EU’s energy.

Today, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen reportedly refused to say whether the EU was prepared to ban imports of Russian oil and gas.

According to Politico, she said: “We have to get rid of the dependency [on] fossil fuels from Russia.



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