The EU Is Still Struggling for Unity on Russian Energy Imports

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen discusses a potential new round of sanctions by Europe on Russian oil
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks during a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels, Oct. 21, 2022 (AP photo by Geert Vanden Wijngaert).

After much foot-dragging, the European Commission proposed a cap on the price it will pay for natural gas yesterday. Fifteen of the union’s members had proposed such a cap to limit Russian energy revenues due to spiking gas prices since Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, but a group of members led by Germany are opposed to it.

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