A planned ‘Future of Europe’ summit of European Union national leaders starting in Sibiu, Romania. Eight of the 28 EU countries have circulated a paper to national capitals ahead of the summit, demanding that the bloc commit to phasing out carbon emissions by 2050 and dedicating 25% of the EU’s next long-term budget to projects fighting climate change. But not everyone agrees. The European Commission put forward last year a proposal suggesting to lower emissions down to ‘net zero’ by 2050. Germany’s Angela Merkel is more sceptical. Forbes

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