EU agrees to end fossil fuel subsidies, but sets no deadline

The EU is set to move towards a ‘wellbeing economy’ model and phase out support for fossil fuels, after MEPs and government negotiators closed a year of negotiations over the bloc’s 8th Environmental Action Programme.

by Robert Hodgson
A car driver selects a fuel type at a petrol station: Research indicates that the EU transport sector receives billions of euros in fossil fuel subsidies each year. Photo: Arterra/Universal Images Group via Getty Images
A car driver selects a fuel type at a petrol station: Research indicates that the EU transport sector receives billions of euros in fossil fuel subsidies each year. Photo: Arterra/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

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