Europe looks to Berlin for the phasing out of the internal combustion engine

In the Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper), the oath is being sworn today: the German government is to define its position on the phasing out of internal combustion engines in 2035 in the circle of EU ambassadors, thus enabling the French Council Presidency to prepare adequately for the Environment Council next Tuesday. There, the member states want to define their general direction. A qualified majority requires at least 15 of the 27 member states, which also account for at least 65 percent of the EU’s total population.

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