EU leaders seek to agree shortcut to launching Paris climate deal
European Union states aimed on Friday to agree a shortcut to ratify the Paris climate deal next week, keen for a rare political breakthrough at a time of discord over migration and Britain's vote to leave the bloc.
Faced with the embarrassing prospect of being left out when the pact to curb global warming that it had championed takes effect, EU leaders hatched a plan to bypass lengthy ratifications by each of the 28 member states when they held a summit this month in Bratislava.
When France raised doubts over an individual ratification process so sluggish that the head of the EU executive... read more
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