European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said in the case of Ukraine that “we all know that Ukrainians are ready to die for the European perspective
Ljubljana – Prime Minister Robert Golob will travel to Brussels next week to meet European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel, his office told the STA on Tuesday. This will be his first visit to EU institutions following his government taking office last Wednesday.
"Making Ukraine's EU membership possible is a moral duty", said the head of the European Commission.
In a speech at the GLOBSEC 2022 forum in Bratislava, Ursula von der Leyen said that "it is not only our strategic interest but also our moral duty to make it possible" for Ukrainians to join the EU, aware of their courageous struggle for their future.
The European Union's leader on Wednesday called on the 27-nation bloc to ban oil imports from Russia in a sixth package of sanctions targeting Moscow for its war in Ukraine.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen also proposed that Sberbank, Russia's largest bank, and two other major banks be disconnected from the SWIFT international banking payment system.
"Gazprom's announcement that it will unilaterally cut off gas supplies to customers in Europe is another attempt by Russia to use gas as a tool for extortion," European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said in a statement. According to her, Gazprom's decision is unjustified and unacceptable and once again shows Russia's unreliability as a gas supplier.