MEPs and governments reach EU climate compromise

Negotiators from the European parliament and the French EU presidency reached an informal inter-institutional agreement on all outstanding elements of the EU's climate and energy package on Saturday morning.

Details of the agreement have not emerged but it is highly unlikely that the key elements differ from a position adopted unanimously at a summit chaired by French president Nicolas Sarkozy in Brussels on Friday (EED 12/12/08). MEPs had an indirect input to the summit's decision-making through earlier "trialogue" meetings with government officials.

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