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EU leaders clash on climate funding, nuclear power

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EU leaders clash on climate funding, nuclear powerBrussels (AFP) - European Union leaders clashed at the start of a summit on Thursday over the bloc's plans to tackle climate change, arguing over how to pay for the green transition and what role nuclear power should have. Brussels' new leadership, under European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, wants member states to commit to a carbon-neutral economy by 2050. But at least three coal-hungry countries in the east of the bloc are holding out for a more detailed promise of funding for their energy transition. Opposition to the 2050 target from eastern members such as the Czech Republic and Poland will feed into what is expected to be a long, bitter summit debate about climate change...
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European Union leaders agreed on Friday to a 2050 climate neutrality target for the bloc, after hours of haggling with eastern European states demanding funds to support a transition away from fossil fuels and the continued use of nuclear power. Lauren Anthony reports.

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