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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks at a media conference in Brussels. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, center, during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, July 14, 2021 (AP photo by Valeria Mongelli).

The EU’s Green Deal Could Fuel Trans-Atlantic Tensions

Thursday, July 15, 2021

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BRUSSELS—The European Commission unveiled its mammoth proposed climate package Wednesday, called “Fit for 55.” It might sound like an exercise video or a dating service, but in fact it’s a package of 12 legislative proposals designed to get the union to its new target to reduce carbon emissions by 55 percent by 2030, raised from 40 percent in December. ...

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