EC Vice-President Frans Timmermans holds Green Deal talks with Czech officials

The Vice-President of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans is on a two-day working visit to the Czech Republic to discuss the EC’s ambitious climate plan aiming to dramatically cut emissions by 2035. The Czech prime minister, Andrej Babis’ first reaction to the plan was cautious. He expressed the view that it may be overly ambitious, saying the European Commission’s plans for introducing electro mobility must be set in a way that will not harm Czech industry. In the early evening, Timmermans will travel to Ostrava where he is due to hold a round table debate with the Minister of Industry and Transport Karel Havlíček and the Minister of the Environment Richard Brabec and meet with business leaders and local government officials.