Analysis: Why the EU is accused of a vanishing act as COP26 goes to the wire

With the crunch climate talks expected to go on beyond the official Friday evening deadline, observers have warned the EU has “lost its mojo”, with leaders’ warm words not translating into action. But green deal chief Frans Timmermans begs to differ. Simon Pickstone reports from Glasgow.

by Simon Pickstone
European Commission vice president Frans Timmermans speaks during an EU press conference at COP26
European Commission vice president Frans Timmermans speaks during an EU press conference at COP26

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