Parliament backs higher EU climate spending

The European Parliament has voted to increase EU spending on climate action in the post-2020 budget

The European Parliament has voted to increase EU spending on climate action in the post-2020 budget.

MEPs voted in Strasbourg on Wednesday to increase the European Commission’s proposed seven-year multiannual financial framework (MFF) from 1.1% to 1.3% of EU gross national income. The Parliament also agreed that the Commission’s proposed ring-fenced funding for climate objectives of 25% should rise to 30% as soon as possible and by 2027 at latest.

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