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an embargo on Russian coal is considered by the European Union



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an embargo on Russian coal is considered by the European Union

J. Duponchel, B. Brieffaut, O. Longueval, N. Auer, P.-J. Perrin, H. Smague, M. Bitton – France 2

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Towards new sanctions against Russia? This is what the European Union wants, Wednesday 6 April. Russian coal could, this time, be concerned.

Steelworks blast furnaces french gothey need to be shut down? The last factories to coal will havefuel to generate electricity? The European Union is preparing to decide on a new embargo against Russia, on coal this time, as announced by the President of the European Commission, Ursula Von Der Leyen.

AT the current time, 30% of the coal consumed in France comes directly from Russia. In giving up on it, France will have to turn to other suppliers, such as Australia, the United States, or South Africa. This energy is essential to power foundries, thermal power plants and some factories. Seven million tons were imported in 2020. This remains low consumption compared to the rest of the European Union. Corn with an energy market common to all of Europe, France will not be able to escape to the repercussions of these new penalties.

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