EU to lay out trillion-euro 'Green Deal': AFP14 January 2020 | 05:48 | FOCUS News Agency
That figure represents a 10-year investment to be sourced from public funds and leveraged private sector money.
It is part of Europe's "Green Deal" -- an ambitious rethinking of the economy, transport and energy sectors to turn the EU into a leading inspiration in the fight against global warming.
But behind the sweeping rhetoric of the endeavour, to be studied Tuesday at a sitting of the European Parliament in the French city of Strasbourg, are a number of knotty problems that have to be worked out.
A main one is how to set coal-dependent EU regions -- think Poland, the Czech Republic, or parts of Germany -- on the path of renewable energy.
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