Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland are pushing other EU countries and the European Commission to agree on the Russian oil price cap and the EU’s ninth sanctions package against Moscow at the same time.
The four countries have been arguing for tougher EU sanctions against Russian since the start of its war in Ukraine.
According to Politico, however, other EU countries are less enthusiastic about linking the oil price cap to new sanctions. They argue that the ninth sanctions package is not ready yet and including measures, such as oil price caps, would make the negotiations more difficult.
The ninth EU sanctions package is expected to focus on individual listings, hitting Russian officials, propagandists, executives, and other figures, two EU officials told Politico. (LRT/Business World Magazine)