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Sanctions on Russia 'here to stay': EU chief von der Leyen

"Time for us to show resolve, not appeasement"

14 September, 09:52
(ANSA-AFP) - STRASBOURG, SEP 14 - EU commission president Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday said the successive waves of EU sanctions against Russia for its invasion of Ukraine were here to stay and that Europeans must keep their resolve against Moscow. "I want to make it very clear, the sanctions are here to stay. This is the time for us to show resolve, not appeasement," von der Leyen said in European Parliament during her annual State of the Union speech.

The EU plans a "deep and comprehensive reform of the electricity market" to cope with an energy crisis spurred by Russia's war in Ukraine, European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said Wednesday. Proposed measures include a cap on electricity producers' profits expected to raise 140 billion euros ($140 billion) to "cushion" consumers from high prices, energy rationing, temporary state aid and decoupling the prices of gas and electricity, she said in her annual State of the European Union address. (ANSA-AFP).

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