The European Union (EU) is calling for a crackdown on imports of fuel from India using Russian oil, amid concerns about the environmental impact of such imports. The calls come as India has been increasingly relying on Russian oil imports, which have grown more than sevenfold since 2013.
According to the European Commission, European Union Member States have imported more than 3 million tonnes of fuel oil from India in the past two years, with the majority of it coming from Russia. The Commission has urged Member States to take action to limit the environmental impact of the imports, including introducing stricter standards for the fuel. It has also called for better monitoring of the fuel, including its source and end-users.