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Belgium: VdL praises power of transatlantic partnership in reducing energy dependencies to China and Russia

The President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen praised the power of transatlantic partnership in helping reduce the global dependency on China and Russia for energy resources during a conference at the College of Europe in Bruges on Sunday.

“In the first half of 2022, the United States supplied more than three quarters of the EU’s additional needs. And on climate, we have brought together over 100 countries to sign the global methane pledge. A commitment to cut global methane emissions by 30% in this decade. These are just examples what we are able to do if we join forces, the power of transatlantic partnership,” she explained.

In recent months and in the wake of the Ukrainian conflict, the European Union have sought to progressively get rid of their dependency on Russian oil amidst an energy transition towards more environmental friendly resources.

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