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Fight over funding threatens EU deal on new climate laws

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By Kate Abnett BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A dispute over how to shield low-income citizens from European Union policies to put a price on pollution is threatening to prevent the bloc’s countries from agreeing a raft of new green measures. Environment ministers from the EU’s 27 member countries meet on Tuesday to attempt to agree joint positions on more ambitious laws to reduce planet-warming emissions, including reforms to the EU carbon market and a 2035 phase-out of new fossil fuel-powered cars. Taken together, the laws are designed to deliver the EU’s 2030 target of reducing net emissions by 55% f…

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