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Draghi says “satisfied” with EU summit results-English

(ANSA)-Rome, May 31-Tuesday Prime Minister Mario Draghi said Italy “as a result of a two-day EU summit in Ukraine, including a partial ban on Russian oil imports excluding pipelines and an EC study on energy. The price limit that Rome fought hard, saying “satisfied”.

“It was a little long European Council, but we can say we are happy with the results,” Draghi said at a press conference.

“The Commission has been formally authorized to study the feasibility of price caps,” Draghi said, saying Italy was pleased with the victory over price caps.

“The EU’s actions on energy will develop in many ways,” Draghi said.

“We have had a satisfactory response to the energy market’s work and highs,” Dragi said of the European Union on new sanctions against Russia, including a temporary suspension of oil imports, excluding pipeline imports. Said that Italy was not punished by the agreement. A compromise was reached after Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban opposed a total ban.

“The sanctions agreement was completely successful,” the Italian Prime Minister told the pre-meeting, according to sources present.

“Imagine it just a few days ago wasn’t even incredible.

“Italy will not be punished by the agreement, and for us the obligation not to import Russian oil will be triggered at the end of the year, so we will be like everyone else.” He said.

Draghi was asked about the plans of league leader Matteo Salvini to travel to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying, “The government continues to be in line with the EU and the G7,” and “a transition from these. Is not possible. ” Current.

When asked about the meeting between Salvini and the Roman ambassador to Russia, Draghi said, “I told COPASIR (Parliamentary Secret Services Oversight Agency) about possible relationships by members of the government’s army, they said. It’s a transparent relationship. ” It’s been a week since Moscow invaded Ukraine.

European Commission member Ursula von der Leyen said at her own press conference that the agreement to partially and temporarily ban Russia’s maritime oil was said at current sources.

“Now we must promote RePowerEu, Russia’s response to its dependence on gas,” sources said.

She said EU gas reserves were higher than last year and sanctions are now biting Moscow hard. (ANSA).

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