14.1 C
Delhi
Thursday, December 1, 2022

China Doubles Nuclear Warheads in 2 Years

https://ift.tt/LaIeoHF pace of China’s accelerating nuclear expansion...

Arizona Aims to Become a Semiconductor Powerhouse

https://ift.tt/LaIeoHF United States is pushing to regain...

Officials: US Remains Mired in Heightened Threat Environment

https://ift.tt/iq9AMWF. security officials see no signs that...

EU agrees to impose price cap for Russian oil – Politico

The bloc promised “concessions” to overcome opposition from Malta, Greece and Cyprus

The EU has reached a tentative deal to impose a price cap on the sale of Russian oil to third countries, Politico Europe reported on Tuesday citing diplomatic sources. Cyprus, Greece and Malta had concerns about the potential impact on their shipping industry, but were reportedly promised concessions. 

The price cap is part of the eighth round of anti-Russian sanctions, which Brussels is expected to roll out this week, citing the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

ADVERTISEMENT

EU ambassadors reached an agreement on Tuesday and expect to approve the final text on Wednesday, Politico reported citing seven diplomats – all of whom wished to remain anonymous. Details of the sanctions still need to be confirmed in writing, and there was a “limited” chance the deal could still unravel, one source reportedly said.

The three Mediterranean members were reportedly concerned about the impact of the measure on their commercial shipping, but Brussels offered “concessions” in the form of a “monitoring system” that would propose measures to mitigate the impact of the embargo, in case of “significant loss of business” due to practices such as reflagging of commercial vessels.

Read more

ADVERTISEMENT
FILE PHOTO: A graffiti in Berlin, Germany, March 21, 2020
EU to ban Russian toilet paper

The EU has already banned the import of coal from Russia, with an oil embargo scheduled to go into effect in December. The price cap seeks to block Moscow’s petroleum exports to third countries using EU-registered vessels, as the bloc has already sanctioned all Russian shipping. 

Meanwhile, Hungary said it had secured assurances the price cap won’t apply to oil delivered through pipelines.

Anti-Russian measures adopted by the US and its allies have led to a spike in oil price, leaving Russia with more revenue from exports than before the embargo. The price cap proposed by the G7 seeks to neutralize this. According to the proposal, EU vessels will refuse to carry Russian oil if it is priced above the cap, the value of which has yet to be determined. 

The sanctions have also resulted in the EU facing severe energy shortages. However, the bloc’s leaders have vowed to support Ukraine indefinitely and no matter what.

ADVERTISEMENT

Moscow has made it clear it will not comply with the price cap scheme, with Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak warning that Russia will simply refuse to sell fuel to countries that seek to enforce or abide by it.

https://ift.tt/NEFWyoa 05, 2022 at 03:04AM
from RT – Daily news

Support Us

Secured by Paypal

Related Stories

Check out other tags:

Most Popular Articles