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EU Nations Brace for Spat Over Flagship Fund to Help Green Shift

  • France eyes deal on laws to implement tougher 2030 green goal
  • East European nations oppose proposal to cut climate fund
Workers install solar panels at a site in Laudun L'Ardoise, France.

Workers install solar panels at a site in Laudun L'Ardoise, France.

Photographer: Jeremy Suyker/Bloomberg

European Union governments are poised for a fight over the the size of a fund designed to cushion some consumers from costs in a new carbon market, with France to propose limiting its size as part of a deal on an ambitious climate plan for 2030.

France, the current holder of the rotating EU presidency, aims for an agreement on Tuesday among national governments on how to enact the 55% emissions-reduction target for this decade.