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Ten EU Nations Warn Against Diluting Green Plan Before Key Vote

  • Group says energy crisis can’t overshadow climate commitments
  • Nations including Germany, Denmark, Spain sign the call

A group of 10 European Union countries, including Germany, Spain and the Netherlands, warned the 27-nation bloc against watering down a massive climate and energy plan designed to align its economy with ambitious 2030 climate goals.

The timing of the call, several days before a key vote in the European Parliament and meetings of EU governments, also comes as the continent is caught in the grips of an unprecedented energy crisis, made worse by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The situation has triggered concerns that some European governments may now want to slow the energy transition, a stance vehemently opposed by the European Commission, the bloc’s executive arm.