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EU Leaders Said Due to Discuss Fast-Track Climate-Deal Approval

  • Tusk said to back accelerated EU ratification of Paris accord
  • Agreement to be discussed at Sept. 16 summit in Bratislava

A fast-track ratification of the global climate deal by the European Union is going to be raised by EU President Donald Tusk at a meeting of national leaders this week, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.

Tusk is due to discuss an accelerated approval process for the Paris agreement by the EU at an informal gathering on Sept. 16 in Bratislava, according to the people, who asked not to be identified, citing policy. The U.K. will not participate in the summit, which was called to debate the future of the region after the Brexit referendum.