Climate change and energy will be key issues for Germany during its EU presidency in the first half of 2007, foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Tuesday. Mr Steinmeier was unveiling the country’s plans for its six-month chairmanship of the council of ministers, starting 1 January.
Germany will attempt to secure agreement from EU heads of government on a package of climate and energy measures on 8-9 March. The aim is to produce an "ambitious" EU energy plan, the country’s presidency programme says.
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