President of the european UNION: Climate is the first priority at the summit

climate neutrality is an important goal, says EU president Charles Michel, who calls it the number one priority. Charles Michel, leader on Thursday its first

President of the european UNION: Climate is the first priority at the summit

climate neutrality is an important goal, says EU president Charles Michel, who calls it the number one priority.

Charles Michel, leader on Thursday its first summit as EU president, when the member states ' heads of state and government gather on the round table in Brussels.

On his working table is a difficult task, as not all countries can agree on: Europe needs To be climate neutral in 2050, as a large majority of countries thinks?

the Issue is the most important thing on the agenda Thursday afternoon, declares the EU president on the way to several meetings before the summit itself, which begins after the bell 15.

- Climate change is the number one priority at the meeting in the afternoon. I hope that we will agree on climate neutrality, he says.

- climate neutrality is an important goal, and it is a clear signal for Europe's future, says Michel.

Poland, the Czech republic and Hungary have blocked an agreement on the 2050 goal.

so in the autumn did Estonia do the same, but the baltic country has announced that it is prepared to support an agreement.

the Discussions is very much about money. Who should pay for the green conversion, so you can achieve a balance between emissions and removals of CO2 in the middle of this century.

There should be an overgangsfond, which, according to the president of the EUROPEAN Commission to mobilise up to 100 billion euros of private and public funds for the purpose.

the Czech republic has openly said that the country is dissatisfied with the fact that nuclear power is not considered as a udledningsfri source of energy.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 13 December 2019, 00:00

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