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EU leaders ignore European Parliament’s call for more climate ambition in the future EU budget

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.”



Nicolas Derobert, CAN Europe Communications Coordinator,, +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.

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Ania Drążkiewicz
Communications Coordinator
Focus: EU climate & energy policies, UNFCCC
ania /at/
Work: +32 2894 4675
Mobile: +32 494 525 738 


Nicolas Derobert
Communications Coordinator 
Focus: fossil fuel subsidies, coal phase out
nicolas /at/ 
Work: +32 2894 4673
Mobile: +32 483 621 888


Stevan Vujasinović
Communications Coordinator for Southeast Europe
Focus: coal phase out
stevan /at/ 
Mobile: +381 (0)63 390 218

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