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Von Der Leyen Eyes Ending EU’s Russian Energy Reliance by 2027

  • EU Commission’s chief outlines energy plans to leaders
  • Russian invasion of Ukraine forces re-think of EU energy plans
Ursula von der Leyen

Ursula von der Leyen

Photographer: Valeria Mongelli/Bloomberg

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is seeking the political green light from European Union leaders to propose in May measures to phase out dependencies on Russian fossil fuels by 2027.

Von der Leyen outlined her plan to heads of government at their informal summit in Versailles on Thursday, according to a post on Twitter. The commission earlier this week published an overhauled energy strategy aiming to cut reliance on Moscow following President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.