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Von der Leyen, ‘agreement on oil will not be at the EU summit’

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(ANSA) – BRUSSELS, MAY 24 – “I do not expect” that there will be an agreement on the oil embargo at the European summit next week, “it is useless to give false expectations”. This is what the president of the EU Commission, Ursula von der Leyen underlined, in an interview with Politico from the Davos forum released shortly after the letter from Hungary to the president of the EU Council, Charles Michel. “There is a political element to discuss, namely how much the other 26 member countries want to concede to Hungary in terms of investments, but the main difficulties are technical and we are talking about them these days”, added von der Leyen.

We are discussing landlocked countries that need alternative pipeline supplies, so we need to talk about pipeline investments, to increase supply, and we are discussing refinery upgrades and renewable energy investments, “added von der Leyen. The president of the European executive recalled having met Viktor Orban in Budapest “to understand what the implications are, and objectively there is a difficult technical problem” to solve. “If necessary, I am always available to talk to him by phone. “, explained in the interview published this afternoon by Davos. (ANSA).

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