Uncovering the impact of the Russian-Ukraine conflict on Europe 2

The ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, commonly referred to as the Russian-Ukraine war, has had far-reaching consequences that extend beyond these two nations and have impacted the entire continent of Europe.

By Mystic Vivan

Russian-Ukraine War

When the war is the next phrase (as there is no certain time or chances of war end), the most crucial and challenging time is for the European Council Members. They need to take some of the right steps that can help in cope with the issues and come out of them successfully. The European Council agreed on a Ban on almost 90% of all Russian oil imports by the end of 2022. It is for temporary exception for crude oil delivered by pipeline. They urged the Council to finalize and adopt without delay the 6th package of sanctions that will include the ban. According to the EU member states’ diverse conditions like energy mixes, conditions and circumstances, EU leaders justified the following conditions: 

  • Diversifying energy supply sources and routes, and accelerate the deployment of renewable  
  • Further improving energy efficiency and improving interconnection of gas and electricity networks  

A new regulation has been issued on 6th October 2022. The EU countries adopted an emergency regulation – addressing high energy prices and helping citizens and businesses – that are most affectd by the energy crisis. The rules were adopted in record time on the basis of three emergency measures that include: 

  • Electricity Uses Reduction to the Standard Level  
  • Securing a Solidarity Contribution from Fossil Fuel Businesses  
  • Capping Revenues of Electricity Producers  

The European Council on 20-21 October reached a deal on new measures to address the energy crisis. They called on the council and the commission to urgently submit concrete decisions on additional measures that include, but not limited to: 

  • Voluntary join pay for of gas and a new complimentary gas benchmark 
  • Temporary dynamic price corridor on natural gas transactions and EU Framework on temporary basis to cap the price of gas in electricity generation

Impact on Food Market 
There is no denying the fact that Russian military’s aggression against Ukraine is having a direct impact on Global Food Security and affordability. However, CAP or the Common Agricultural Policy has sorted out the issue with the availability of food, feed, and fertilizer that isn’t a major concern in the EU – largely self-sufficient and its single market that can be expected to prove its role in absorbing shocks, ensuring food security for EU citizens and assuring income support for European farmers. 
European nations are facing the issues because of the reduction in importing maize, wheat, rapeseed and sunflower oil along with meal form Ukraine that has impact on feed prices and for the EU’s food industry.  


In October, EU Addressed Global Food Crisis  
In the month of October 2022 at European Council Meeting, EU Leaders addressed the global food crisis – expressed their support for the call by the United Nations Secretary-General to extend the UN Black ea Grain Initiative beyond its period that will be ending this month – the month of November. 
A meeting held in Prague in Czech Republic, where EU leaders stressed the importance of reaching out to third countries to counter Russian narratives and expressed their determination – supporting their partners across the world in addressing food security issues.  

The Member Council Has Made Some Decisions 
The council of Members has made some decisions on solidarity through emergency relief and support for affordability along with boosting sustainable production, resilience and food system transformation. They decided to facilitate trade by supporting Ukraine export agricultural through different routes and supporting global trade. It will be effective multilateralism and strong support to the central role of the UN Global Crisis Response Groups to Coordinate the Global Efforts.  

Know About the Goods and People and Their Mobility  
The war has had an impact on the people and goods in the EU across all modes of transport. Fuel supplies and increasing fuel prices along with logistical challenges liked to border crossing and airspace restrictions. Import s of goods and the large influx of Ukrainian refugees towards EU countries have led to further operational challenges for the sector. To sort out the issue, EU member states have implemented a number of standards like establishing transport and information hubs at the main border crossing and facilitating civilized aid transport.  


What Is the View of Transport Ministers of European Council Members? 
EU Transport ministers exchanged views on the situation in Ukraine. They expressed full support for the Commission’s initiatives in the regard: 

  • An emergency plan to strengthen transport resilience in times of crisis 
  • The establishment of solidarity lanes to optimize supply chains and controls between Ukraine and the EU  
  • Creating new transport routes  

Issues are taking place in entire Europe, but council members and states are working properly on it to provide with the best solutions.  The last G20 submit in Indonesia also concerned about the war and the member nations are trying to stop the war and making efforts to get the life back to normal. 
There are varied other domains in which the European Council members are more concerned and trying every way possible to come out the issues and then create some smoothen ways for their people to live fear-free. They are also appointing professionals to find out the solutions and to deal with the problems. Hope, war will end soon and the life will be normal. Now, it depends on the Russian and Ukrainian governments – whether it will be continue or will take a stop.

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