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Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez (left) and Spain’s King Felipe VI of Spain, Germany’s Angela Merkel, before winning the Spanish Charles V European Award at the Juste Monastery in Quakos de Juste, western Spain, on Thursday, October 14, 2021. Talk to the prime minister. (Via Manuel Angel Raya / Europa Press AP)

Madrid (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel predicted Thursday that achieving the European Union’s goal of reducing emissions that cause global warming would be a “very hard task”.

The so-called European Green Deal, agreed in December last year, will reduce gas emissions by 55% over the last decade and provide a blueprint for carbon neutrality in blocks in 27 countries by 2050.

“We anticipate that adopting this green deal will be a daunting task,” Merkel said when he won the European award at the ceremony in Spain.

She will remain a caretaker until a new German government is formed following last month’s elections.

“I’m not there anymore, but I’ll keep an eye on how far my ability to compromise goes,” she told the Caceres audience, where she won the Carlos V European Prize from Felipe VI.

Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for a change in her approach to climate issues.

“People talk too often about the cost of climate protection and less about the cost of failing climate protection,” she said of the deadly flood in Germany last July.

She also urged people to focus on “new market opportunities, new technologies, new employment opportunities” resulting from energy transformation.

The Carlos V Award recognizes people, organizations, or projects that help improve “Europe’s cultural and historical values.”

Previous winners include European feminist politician Simone Weil, former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, and former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.

Chancellor Merkel: “Very Hard Efforts” to Achieve EU Climate Goals | WGN Radio 720

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