Frederiksen denies claims from the eastern countries to support the 2050 goals

climate neutrality is a political decision. EU countries must not have anything to support, says prime minister. the Three eastern european countries have mad

Frederiksen denies claims from the eastern countries to support the 2050 goals

climate neutrality is a political decision. EU countries must not have anything to support, says prime minister.

the Three eastern european countries have made claims to support a large EU-goal of climate neutrality by 2050.

But one must "not have anything to make it right", says the prime minister Mette Frederiksen (S), when she Thursday arriving for a summit in Brussels.

- It would be something for the climate, and it would have high ambitions for the climate, it should not have anything for. It is a political choice we must make today, says Mette Frederiksen.

It is in Hungary, the Czech republic and Poland, which before the meeting has made clear that they are not readily support the goal, since, according to their calculations becomes an expensive place.

The three countries requires more money to pay the cost of the conversion. Hungary fear a large bill at among other things energy.

The Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orbán, says on his arrival that Hungary is ready to support the 2050 target - to the country, given the "economic guarantees".

- We can not allow bureaucrats in Brussels get poor people and countries to pay the bill for the fight against climate change. We need to have clear financial guarantees, and we will negotiate, says Orbán.

the Prime minister stresses that, of course, in the EU - as in Denmark - have to set money aside in the budget for the climate.

She is, however, not ready to promise anyone anything before the summit.

- of course We should have negotiated a text on the space. However, you should not have anything to make it right, " says Frederiksen.

A very specific problem, such as the Czech republic has pointed out, is nuclear power.

the Czechs requires that nuclear power is considered a clean energy source. Otherwise it will not be possible for the country to achieve the objectives of the klimaløfterne, prime minister Andrej Babis said.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 12 December 2019, 21:00

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