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EU Commission candidate shifts on climate change, but will it be enough?

Ursula von der Leyen is not a name that slips lightly off the tongue, but you’d best learn to say it, it is odds-on that she will become the new EU Commission president, and her opinion on CO2 emissions is likely to shape policy. Listening to her performance as she pitched members of the EU this week she is said to be uncertain of getting the votes she needs to make it to Commission President, primarily because her position on Climate Change does not go far enough to satisfy the newly elected Greens. Leyen certainly took a stab at that, and after she had laid down her position on child poverty, youth unemployment, child care, and vocational training and taxing…

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