May 4, 2022

Germany’s Difficult Breakup with Russian Energy

by The Journal.

Background show artwork for The Journal.

The European Union announced a proposal to ban purchases of Russian oil exports, after Germany, Europe’s biggest economy, dropped its opposition. WSJ’s Bojan Pancevski explains why Germany was such a holdout.

Further Reading:

-EU Proposes Ban on Russian Oil Imports, Sending Prices Higher

-Germany Drops Opposition to Embargo on Russian Oil

Further Listening:

-If Russia Invades Ukraine, Can the U.S. Deliver on Sanctions?

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