EU CITY WANTS EXEMPTION FROM RUSSIA SANCTIONS – MEDIA

The Hague has revealed it will ask the EU to grant it a temporary exemption from anti-Russia sanctions. The Netherlands’ city, known as the seat of the International Criminal Court, reportedly wants to keep buying natural gas from Russian energy giant Gazprom until an alternative supplier is found.

According to Reuters news agency, The Hague city council outlined its plans on Thursday, pointing out that the municipal authorities held an EU-wide tender in June and July but failed to find a replacement for Russian gas.

EU sanctions, imposed in response to Russia’s military offensive against Ukraine, mean that all governments and public bodies in the bloc must terminate their existing contracts with Russian companies by October 10.

Source: National News Agency