EU mulls complaints from Balkan states over accession
08 July 2022 | 12:28 pm
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EU politicians hope a deal cutting energy consumption will fight climate change and curb the continent's reliance on Russian fossil fuels. It will go to the European Parliament and countries for a final vote.
US President Joe Biden and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen touted a breakthrough in their transatlantic trade dispute over subsidies for the green economy, as well as the war in Ukraine.
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