Hopes for EU ban on Russian oil despite Hungary comparing plan to ‘nuclear bomb’

French minister says deal could come this week as Macron and Orbán try to break deadlock

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France has said a deal on a proposed EU ban on Russian oil could be struck this week, despite opposition from the Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orbán, who has compared the plans to an atomic bomb.

The French president, Emmanuel Macron, is due to hold a phone call with the Hungarian leader later on Tuesday in a bid to break the deadlock. Clément Beaune, an ally of Macron and France’s Europe minister, said he thought “we could strike a deal this week”.

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