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Draft law banning energy imports from Russia

12 April 2022

Two USR lawmakers sent a bill in Parliament banning imports of oil, natural gas, coal and nuclear fuel from the Russian Federation.

Failure to comply with the ban will be punishable by imprisonment from two to seven years in the case of individuals, respectively with a criminal fine of between 500,000 and 2,000,000 lei and suspension of activity in the case of legal entities. The ban would be in place until a peace treaty is signed, according to the RRA.

The bill was tabled after the European Parliament approved on April 7 the resolution calling for the immediate imposition of a total embargo on Russian imports of oil, coal, nuclear fuel and gas, the complete abandonment of Nord Stream 1 and 2 and the presentation of a plan, to further ensure the security of the EU’s energy supply in the short term,” states an USR release.

According to USR, “in the context of the war in Ukraine, Romania has not only a moral duty, but also a legal prerogative, springing from the interpretation of multilateral international conventions, to uphold the values they proclaim, as well as to make every effort to to protect, on a reciprocal basis, the nationals of other countries against any war crimes or acts of torture or inhuman treatment.”


Autor: Energynomics

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