Poland stands in the way of total signal to be climate-neutral EU

Poland will not - yet - be in the european UNION's climate targets for 2050, while the other member states are committed. On the four summits from march to d

Poland stands in the way of total signal to be climate-neutral EU

Poland will not - yet - be in the european UNION's climate targets for 2050, while the other member states are committed.

On the four summits from march to december, the EU countries discussed whether the EU should be climate neutral in 2050.

more and More countries have endorsed the objective in the course of the year. But the very large majority of the EU's heads of state and government must night to Friday true, that 2019 was the year where one can send a strong signal from the EU collectively.

Poland will not be using.

Poland has been excluded from a principle to be climate neutral in 2050, writes the Polish prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, on Twitter after the meeting.

This is confirmed by the EU-Commission's president, Ursula von der Leyen, who on Wednesday presented a big climate plan - The European Green new Deal - in which the core is the goal of a climate neutral EU in the middle of this century.

- This land (Poland, red.) need more time to consider the details, says von der Leyen, after the meeting.

the EU countries, at a summit in June 2020, again to discuss Poland's any connection to the agreement.

along the Way at the summit, suggested Poland, according to the diplomats for a compromise with Poland opposite the other member countries should be climate neutral by 2070. It was not support for this.

the EU president Charles Michel chosen, just as the meeting ended, to send out a message that the EU countries agreed on the 2050 target. He failed completely to mention, that a large member state would not be with.

Before the meeting in Brussels blocked the three countries to an agreement - Poland, Hungary and the Czech republic.

But in the course of the evening, it succeeded in the majority of member states to convince the skeptical countries - except Poland - with promises.

the Czech republic was one of the countries, which before the summit expressed the greatest skepticism. It was especially a concern over nuclear power, as did prime minister Andrej Babis would not be with.

But the Babis got an assurance that the Czech republic also in the future may have an energy mix with nuclear power.

prime minister of Sweden, Stefan Löfven, to confirm the night of Friday, that the agreement applies to all EU countries- except for Poland. It is apparent from the text is negotiated.

- The other 26 countries have now agreed on klimamålet for 2050. It is in the conclusions that it is, as applies, but to a single country is not prepared, says Löfven.

Unlike the other heads of state and government requested the Danish prime minister, Mette Frederiksen (S), not to comment on tonight's meeting.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 13 December 2019, 04:00

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