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The EU needs to speed up its efforts to become independent of Russia's fossil fuels – Germany's Schortz

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Brussels — Germany needs to step up its efforts to reduce its dependence on Russia's fossil fuel imports in the face of the recent crisis, German Prime Minister Olav Schortz said in Brussels on Friday. ..

"We are very well prepared for the difficult challenges associated with Russia's fossil fuel imports," he told reporters arriving on the second day of the EU Summit.

He decided that this would not only impose sanctions on Russian coal and oil in the early stages, but also adjust its infrastructure so that European countries could import gas from others. Some countries said it was the reason they worked.

"This is an effort we need to speed up now. Of course, this is related to a big challenge, but we support each other," he said. rice field. (Report by Sabine Siebold, edited by Kirsti Knolle)