‘Sanctions are here to stay’: How does Europe plan for winter without Russian gas?
17 September 2022 | 10:59 am
Ursula von der Leyen's message was loud and clear in her State of the European Union address. To drive home the point, the EU Commission President, sporting the yellow and blue of the Ukrainian flag, had Ukraine's First Lady as her guest of honour. We ask about von der Leyen's message and the cost of a quick segue away from Russian oil and gas.
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