Karin: The European Union must set more ambitious targets in the area of climate irrigation

"We have now agreed on the continuation of the European Union's climate change policy so far to reduce harmful emissions, but I believe that the Member States should continue their discussions to reach more ambitious targets on climate change," concluded at the European Council meeting in Brussels on Thursday and Friday. Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš.

During the European Council, EU Member States leaders approved the EU Strategic Agenda for the next five years, and discussed a number of key issues.

The EU Strategic Agenda focuses on four key priorities:

  • Protection of citizens and civil liberties;
  • Development of a strong and dynamic economy;
  • Building a climate-neutral, green and socially fair Europe;
  • Promoting European interests and values ​​globally.

EU Member State leaders agreed to maintain the EU foreign policy course by deciding to continue sanctions against Russia in connection with the annexation of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula in 2014.

With regard to the EU's multiannual budget, it was agreed to hold a special debate in October to agree on a budget this year.

The European Council held discussions on the EU 's leading candidates in the light of previous consultations. The leaders of the EU Member States agreed that there is a need for an offer of distribution that reflects Europe's diversity. Discussions will continue at the extraordinary European Council on 30 June.

During the Eurosamite Friday, EU Member State leaders took note of the progress made in amending the European Stability Mechanism Treaty, which will contribute to the euro zone's resilience to economic shocks.

EU Heads of State also took note of the Eurogroup proposals on the Competitiveness and Convergence Budget Instrument, which aims to support structural reforms and investment in the Eurozone, as well as the work done to strengthen the Banking Union.

 

 

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