Today EU leaders discussed the future EU budget after 2020 at an informal European Council meeting.

In reaction to the outcome of this informal discussion, Markus Trilling, finance and subsidies policy coordinator at Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe said: “Today’s silence from European leaders on EU budget’s responsibility to stop climate change is worrying. It demonstrates the disconnection between the European citizens who are in favour of more funds for climate action, and European Heads of State and Government neglecting the EU budget’s potential for delivering on higher climate ambition.”

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Contact:

Nicolas Derobert, CAN Europe Communications Coordinator, nicolas@caneurope.org, +32 289 446 73

 

Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe is Europe’s largest coalition working on climate and energy issues. With over 140 member organisations in more than 30 European countries – representing over 44 million citizens – CAN Europe works to prevent dangerous climate change and promote sustainable climate and energy policy in Europe.