Germany’s Merkel greets EU climate law

Bundestag discusses additions for the Infection Protection Act amid COVID-19 pandemic, in Berlin
German Chancellor Angela Merkel leaves after voting for COVID-19 regulations following a debate about the Infection Protection Act in the lower house of parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany April 21, 2021. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt

April 21, 2021

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed on Wednesday a European Union deal on a landmark climate change law that puts tougher greenhouse gas emissions targets at the centre of EU policymaking.

“Yesterday evening we managed to get a result – many thanks also to the European Parliament,” Merkel said at an event on the future of Europe organised by the EPP, the main centre-right grouping in the EU parliament.

(Reporting by Madeline Chambers)