Green MEPs blast ‘stagnation candidate’ von der Leyen

The Greens/EFA group will not back Ursula von der Leyen for the presidency of the European Commission, following a meeting with her on Wednesday described as “disappointing”

The Green/EFA group will not back Ursula von der Leyen for the presidency of the European Commission, following a meeting with her on Wednesday described as “disappointing”. 

Von der Leyen had told the Greens that she would propose boosting the EU’s 2030 climate goal to a 50% emissions cut from 1990 levels, introduce a scientific committee to monitor the bloc’s progress and withdraw from trade deals with any country that pulled out of the Paris Agreement. 

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