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Green Focus Pledged for EU’s Virus Recovery Plan

  • EU leaders discuss plan to contain fallout from coronavirus
  • Europe aims to become world’s first climate-neutral continent
President of European Commission, Ursula Von der Leyen arrives prior a mini plenary session of European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, on March 26, 2020.

President of European Commission, Ursula Von der Leyen arrives prior a mini plenary session of European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, on March 26, 2020.

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The European Union is set to make greening the economy an essential part of efforts to recover from the shock of the coronavirus pandemic.

Heads of government pledged on Thursday to make their emergency measures compatible with the principles set out in the Green Deal. The promise, while short of details, is the first reassurance for investors who want to take stakes in climate projects and are looking to see how their work will be treated in stimulus packages now evolving worldwide.