Euroviews. Ukraine war: Do MEPs think the EU should ban imports of Russian gas and oil?

While Russian coal is considering easy to replace, oil and gas pose a bigger challenge to EU countries.
While Russian coal is considering easy to replace, oil and gas pose a bigger challenge to EU countries. Copyright Euronews.
By Jorge LiboreiroVassilis Glynos
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The bloc has decided to phase out all purchases of Russian coal. Should oil and gas be next?

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EU countries have decided to ban all imports of Russian coal, marking the first time the bloc has agreed to directly target energy products in retaliation for the war in Ukraine.

Coal imports, which amounted to €5.16 billion in 2021, represent a small fraction of the almost €99 billion the bloc spent last year on fossil fuels. All eyes turn now to oil and gas, two products for which the EU pays a much loftier bill and that are more expensive to replace.

The debate is heating up, with some voices calling the energy embargo a "moral duty", while others warn of an inevitable recession if the 27 take such a step.

Should the EU ban all Russian fossil fuels? Euronews asks MEPs.

Watch the video above to discover what they really think.

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