Eastern EU states oppose energy, air, waste proposals

Six Eastern European member states will together oppose binding EU-level renewables and energy efficiency targets for 2030, and push for proposed air quality and waste goals to be watered down

Six Eastern European member states will together oppose binding EU-level renewables and energy efficiency targets for 2030, and push for proposed air quality and waste goals to be watered down.

Representatives of Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Romania agreed a joint position on the three major current EU environment dossiers at a meeting in Bratislava on Tuesday.

The so-called V4+ group are strengthening their negotiating power in Europe by co-ordinating their positions on the 2030 climate and energy targets, new air pollution caps, and the ‘circular economy’ package of waste and recycling goals.

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