EU diplomats are weighing up a radical option to get around Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s reluctance to ban Russian oil: park the plan.
One idea circulating in Brussels would see other elements of the EU’s sixth package of Russia sanctions move ahead, with the support of all 27 member countries. But the complete ban on all imports of Russian crude and refined fuels could be put aside for now, while work continues on a compromise deal that Hungary can accept, EU diplomats told POLITICO.