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Should the EU impose new sanctions against Russia?

Should the EU introduce a new round of sanctions against Russia? In the wake of shocking evidence of apparent war crimes perpetrated by Russian troops in Ukraine, EU leaders are calling for another round of sanctions. Should an energy import ban be considered this time? Oil and gas exports to the EU are a vital source of hard currency for Russia, yet some Member States (including Germany, but also smaller countries such as Slovakia and Hungary) are heavily dependent on Russian gas.

What do our readers think? We had a comment sent in by Thierry, who worries about the economic cost of an additional round of sanctions:

Sanctions against Russia? Is Europe prepared to pay the ‘extra’ Energy cost associated with it? This is madness…

To get a reaction, we put Thierry’s comment to Claudia Gamon, an Austrian MEP who sits with the liberal Renew Europe Group, and is a member of the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy. You can see her response in the video at the top of this page.

Should the EU impose new sanctions against Russia? Should sanctions be expanded to include oil and gas? Let us know your thoughts and comments in the form below and we’ll take them to policymakers and experts for their reactions!

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