Representatives of the European Commission (EC) invited the EU countries to approve the introduction of a price ceiling for Russian oil at $60 per barrel. This was reported by The Wall Street Journal, citing sources.
According to the publication, high-ranking officials from 27 states of the EU zone have already begun to discuss such a measure.
At the same time, as specified in the publication, Western politicians must approve the decision unanimously, after which they will be able to discuss in detail the limitation of the cost of energy from Russia. According to sources, the representatives of the states can also agree on another price for oil if they are not satisfied with the proposal of the EC.
At the same time, The Wall Street Journal points out, some European officials have expressed doubts about the potential effectiveness of this mechanism, since, according to them, the proposed price is higher than that at which certain types of Russian oil are exported.
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Meanwhile, as Parlamentskaya Gazeta wrote on November 29, the EU failed to agree on a price ceiling for energy from the Russian Federation. According to Bloomberg, a limit of $62 per barrel was discussed at the time.
However, representatives of Poland and the Baltic states said that such a cost is too high. However, in these countries it was considered necessary to provide for a price review mechanism within the established ceiling.