Dispute over oil embargo overshadows EU summit

A meeting of EU ambassadors on the controversial embargo on Russian oil on Sunday evening did not bring the hoped-for breakthrough. The Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER) therefore wants to make another attempt today before the start of the EU summit at 4 p.m. in Brussels. A compromise proposal from the EU Commission is on the table: The oil embargo should initially apply only to Russian oil transported by ship. Oil transported by pipeline would be exempt, specifically the huge Druzhba pipeline.

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