A dozen governments back 55% emissions cut by 2030, but divisions remain

The EU should agree on a minimum greenhouse gas reduction target of 55% below 1990 levels by the end of the decade, France, Spain and nine other member states said as they convened in Brussels on Thursday, while chancellor Angela Merkel confirmed Germany’s support and Czechia reversed its long-held opposition.

by Robert Hodgson
European Council president Charles Michel before Thursday's meeting: Heads of state and government met to discuss the long-term budget, Brexit and climate target. Photo: European Union
European Council president Charles Michel before Thursday's meeting: Heads of state and government met to discuss the long-term budget, Brexit and climate target. Photo: European Union

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