EU should have acted more quickly at start of Russian invasion, parliament president says

Roberta Metsola said that the EU’s economic dependence on Russian fossil fuel imports had made the adoption of further sanctions ‘increasingly difficult’

Roberta Metsola, President of the European Parliament: ‘We will never go to a world that is pre-dating 24th of February. I never thought I would say this when I got elected a few weeks before that.’

The EU should have acted more swiftly in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the President of the European Parliament has said.

"We have seen member states acting with unprecedented speed. On the military front, should we have done more, quickly? Yes, at the beginning, especially,” Roberta Metsola told the Business Post.

The EU has implemented a range of sanctions against Russia and a number of countries have sent weapons to Ukraine, the first time ...