The SPD in the Brandenburg state parliament is demanding a secure supply and complete compensation for the oil for the refinery in Schwedt in order to stop imports of Russian oil. “The first important target that must be reached is that (…) security of supply for the whole of East Germany must be guaranteed, even without jerks,” said SPD parliamentary group leader Daniel Keller on Tuesday, looking at Federal Minister of Economics Robert Habeck (Greens), who had warned a few weeks ago of price jumps and delays in the changeover.

Keller demanded that the goal must also be 100% utilization of the refinery in Schwedt. He criticized that Habeck did not belong to the federal-state working group on the future of the Schwedt site, which also came late.

The EU heads of state and government had agreed on a partial embargo on Russian oil. The EU should no longer import tanker oil, but crude oil can still be imported via pipelines. This is a concession to Hungary.

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