October 15th, 2020
The Czech Republic has no problem with the European Commission's proposal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union by 55 percent by 2030 against 1990 levels if this is the average goal set for the whole of the EU, Prime Minister Andrej Babis said before leaving for an EU summit on Thursday. The summit is to deal with climate protection. The EC in September proposed the 55 percent reduction instead of the current 40 percent reduction goal. Babis said specific aspects of individual countries must be considered. The Czech Republic insists on the preservation of its energy mix and expects to receive some impact studies showing what influence the bigger emission reduction would have on national economies.