A survey was conducted, which revealed that nearly 85% of the European population is in support and thinks that the EU should reduce its dependency on Russian fossil fuels as soon as possible to support Ukraine.
The war between Russia-Ukraine has now entered its 110th day. The European Commission is optimistic that its REPowerEU plan will assist the agency in achieving the mission of phasing out Russian fossil fuels by establishing long-term partnerships with reliable suppliers and diversifying supplies.
“Solar energy is the fastest-growing source of electricity in the EU. Over the last decade, the cost of solar energy declined by 82%, permitting many EU citizens to produce their own energy. It is also the most competitive source of electricity in many parts of the EU”, the organisation stated.
In addition, the President of the EU, Ursula von der Leyen, met with the Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, during her visit to the war-torn country. She then took stock of Ukraine along with President Zelenskyy.
Leyen asserted, “I’m deeply humbled by the strength and resilience of the Ukrainian people. They are defending their country courageously in very difficult conditions. But I see life springing back in Kyiv. As you rebuild and modernise Ukraine”.
“I visited soldiers recovering in a hospital in Kyiv. In spite of the injuries, their spirit is unbroken. Their determination, intact. These are hard times for Ukraine. Europe is at your side”.
She then assured the assistance and support of the organisation to the European country.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has severely impacted food security, to tackle this, the EU is making sure that trade flows, making the local production sustainable, providing support to the countries who are at risk and ensuring a global response.