Visegrad states seek concessions on EU renewable energy targets
The EU wants to be a world leader in reducing CO2 emissions and fighting climate change. And it's agreed on a target of 20 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels by the year 2020 - but the 27 membes have had difficulty agreeing on how to get to that target. Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic argue they do not have money to invest in costly alternatives and prefer to stay with cheaper options including coal, oil and nuclear energy. They do however agree with the EU's targets.