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French finance minister Bruno Le Maire (middle) and German finance minister Christian Lindner (right) are on opposite ends of European debt and deficit debates. (Photo: Council of the European Union)

New EU debt rules 'risk undermining climate goals'

According to a new report, fresh spending rules proposed by the EU Commission stand in the way of achieving climate goals.

Researchers from the New Economics Foundation, a think tank promoting social, economic and environmental justice, said in a statement that the latest iteration of the rules as proposed by the commission are "irresponsible" and will "jeopardise th...

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Wester is a journalist from the Netherlands with a focus on the green economy. He joined EUobserver in September 2021. Previously he was editor-in-chief of Vice, Motherboard, a science-based website, and climate economy journalist for The Correspondent.

French finance minister Bruno Le Maire (middle) and German finance minister Christian Lindner (right) are on opposite ends of European debt and deficit debates. (Photo: Council of the European Union)

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Wester is a journalist from the Netherlands with a focus on the green economy. He joined EUobserver in September 2021. Previously he was editor-in-chief of Vice, Motherboard, a science-based website, and climate economy journalist for The Correspondent.

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