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EU Stalls on Ukraine Aid as Fears Spike of Gas Crisis at Home

  • Bulk of emergency loans remains stuck over details of packages
  • Commission warns of risk of economic fatigue among Europeans
The site of a rocket strike in Vinnytsia, Ukraine, on July 14.
The site of a rocket strike in Vinnytsia, Ukraine, on July 14.

Photographer: Alexey Furman/Getty Images

The European Union is falling behind on its high-profile promises to deliver a substantial aid package to Ukraine at the same time the bloc is confronting the prospect of severe economic pain at home.

It was nearly two months ago when European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen proposed sending 9 billion euros ($9 billion) in emergency loans to Ukraine. So far, the bloc has only managed to agree on an initial tranche that covers a ninth of that target.