European Commission president in Prague as German vice-chancellor says supporters of environmental reforms must shed reputation for ‘moral superiority’

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen made the case today that Europe’s Green Deal goes hand in hand with prosperous industry.

Speaking at a conference in Prague at a time when Europe is grappling with a backlash against climate policies, the commission chief said that “the European Green Deal was born out of the necessity to protect people and the planet, but it was also designed as an opportunity to build our future prosperity.”

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