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31st Jan 2023

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EU engine ban splits Germany's coalition

German infighting held up EU deal-making on a crucial set of climate laws for almost the entire day on Tuesday. Environment minister Steffi Lemke said Germany would support a combustion engine ban in 2035. Then German minister of finance Christian Lindner publicly tweeted his disagreement, saying his pro-business FDP would block such a compromise. "No one understands what the German coalition agreement means anymore," one EU diplomat, speaking anonymously, said.

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Polish backpedal on windfarms put EU funds at risk

Draft legislation in Poland aimed at relaxing some of Europe's strictest laws surrounding onshore wind-turbines has been derailed by a surprise last minute amendment, which could put Poland back on a collision course with the EU.

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More money, more problems in EU answer to US green subsidies

Industrial energy-intense sectors, outside Germany and France, will not move to the US. They will go bust, as they cannot compete in a fragmented single market. So to save industry in two member states, we will kill the rest?

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