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EU's von der Leyen sees progress in talks with Hungary on Russian oil ban

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EU's von der Leyen sees progress in talks with Hungary on Russian oil ban
EU's von der Leyen sees progress in talks with Hungary on Russian oil ban   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2022

AMSTERDAM – European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Monday she had made progress in talks with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on a possible EU-wide ban on Russian fossil fuels.

“This evening’s discussion with PM Viktor Orban was helpful to clarify issues related to sanctions and energy security”, von der Leyen said in a tweet.

“We made progress, but further work is needed”, she added.

Von der Leyen said she would convene a video conference with other countries in the region to strengthen regional cooperation on oil infrastructure.