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Von der Leyen confident EU will pass new sanctions package – Metro US

Von der Leyen confident EU will pass new sanctions package

FILE PHOTO – Sweden’s Prime Minister Andersson and European Commission
FILE PHOTO – Sweden’s Prime Minister Andersson and European Commission President von der Leyen hold a joint news conference in Stockholm

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Eurpoean Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Friday she was confident the bloc would approve a new package of sanctions against Russia.

“I am confident that we will get this package on track – if it takes a day longer, it takes a day longer – but we are moving in the right direction,” she told a conference hosted by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper.

(Reporting by Francesco Canelpa and Paul Carrel)

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