eu climate policy

german chancellor angela merkel and french president emmanuel macron at a meeting of the eu council

Majority of EU states, including Germany, now support 2050 net zero climate goal

Germany’s blessing means that Berlin joins the economic powerhouses of France, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom in pushing for the EU’s economy to reducing carbon emissions to net-zero by 2050.

matteo salvini’s rightwing league party voted against almost all key climate proposals in the last eu parliament

Far-right MEPs could threaten EU climate policy, experts warn

Populist parties are expected to take up to a third of the parliamentary seats in Thursday’s vote, with Matteo Salvini’s League in contention to be the largest single party, and Marine Le Pen’s National Rally (RN) overtaking Emmanuel Macron’s La République En Marche in some polls.

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