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May 25, 2021 – 23:05
As European Union leaders rallied for a two-day summit in Brussels, the pandemic was once again at the center of talks.
All 27 member states expressed full support for the travel certificate, while also considering the vaccination of young people aged 12 to 15 years.
“As far as I understand from science, so far the results have been promising and based on the evidence I think the experts should lead this discussion and then make decisions,” said Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission.
Climate change was also on the agenda, with the EU aiming to reduce emissions by 55% by 2030.
But the deal is still far away, as some countries like Poland require more incentives and less burden to achieve the target.
“The idea is to have a complete presentation of a personal system for dealing with low-level emissions as a start, accompanied by a clear social compensation structure. It is clear to us that low-income countries cannot bear the burden. “It must be carried by those who produce, who have developed industry and high incomes,” said Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission.
EU leaders will meet again at the end of June, when COVID-19 and climate issues will again be the focus of talks./euronews.al