Oil and gas imports from Saudi Arabia and Qatar
Question for written answer E-002157/2022
to the Commission
Filip De Man (ID)
In 2020, Saudi oil and gas imports accounted for 7% of all oil and gas imports. For Qatar the figure was 5% in 2020.
It is safe to say that the relationship between the EU and a country such as Saudi Arabia is problematic: the Saudi regime barely recognises women’s rights, liquidates dissidents and journalists (Jamal Kashoggi) in a gruesome manner, does not hesitate to kill hundreds of children in Yemen, according to a Human Rights Watch report, and is working very actively with Turkey, among other countries, to islamise EU Member States. Qatar is a noted mainstay and sponsor of the Muslim Brotherhood, which wants to introduce Sharia law across the world, and also disregards any form of human rights through, inter alia, the wholesale use of slave labour to carry out prestige projects.
- 1.How has the EU’s dependence on Saudi oil and gas evolved since 2020?
- 2.What measures is the Commission taking to reduce dependence on Saudi and Qatari oil and gas in the very short term?