The Austrian Chancellor has criticized the European Commission over a dispute over an oil embargo against Russia.
Source: Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer
He stated that he believed that it was fundamentally important, especially for the European Commission not to publicize the outcomes until the negotiations are completely done.
“The European Union has distinguished itself by remaining unified in the face of Russian aggression in Ukraine and continues to work for unity. However, the more severe and far-reaching sanctions are proposed, the more critical it is to negotiate them in advance with individual member nations so that there is no appearance of opposition around the world.”
When asked about Hungary’s opposition to the EU’s proposed oil embargo, he stated that it should be obvious to the EU that countries that are more dependent on Russian oil also have the prospect of continuing to obtain crude oil from the Russian Federation.