EU Commission chief announces stricter climate target

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In her first speech on the State of the European Union, EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen announced, as expected, that the climate targets would be tightened significantly.

You propose to reduce the EU greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 by "at least 55 percent" compared to 1990, said the CDU politician on Wednesday morning in Brussels. The previous official reduction target is 40 percent.

She knows that the new goal is too much for some and not enough for others. But she is convinced that business and industry will be able to cope with it, said von der Leyen.