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The automobile shakes up the European summit


DECRYPTION - The divisions between Paris and Berlin on the end of the heat engine and nuclear power invite themselves to the Council.

From our correspondent in Brussels

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Berlin's about-face on the end of the heat engine in 2035 is likely to invite itself to the European summit convened this Thursday in Brussels.

As well as the status of nuclear energy.

Something to animate, even tender the meeting.

Officially, the Twenty-Seven meet to discuss the war in Ukraine, the Union's competitiveness against the United States and China, trade, energy and even immigration.

If the future of the automobile and nuclear power oppose Paris and Berlin, these two subjects have very high stakes for Europe as a whole.

Because the success of the green transition depends on it.

A bilateral exchange is planned between Emmanuel Macron and Chancellor Olaf Scholz, probably Friday morning.

While Berlin stressed on Wednesday that the combustion engine was not on the agenda of the summit, the Elysée was careful not to add fuel to the fire.

“We are fully aware of the difficulties that can arise from the situation…

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Source: lefigaro

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