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Far-right France risks paralyzing EU’s green deal

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🗞️ Driving the news: The far-right National Rally (RN) in France is challenging EU green policies, which could lead to legal violations and higher utility bills
• RN's recent electoral success signals potential drastic changes in France’s energy and climate strategies

🔭 The context: RN, gaining significant votes in the recent French election, aims to cut taxes, freeze wind projects, and renegotiate electricity trades
• Their plans conflict with EU laws, risking penalties and higher energy costs

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: A shift in France's stance could undermine the EU's Green Deal, affecting climate targets and inspiring similar moves from other EU nations

⏭️ What's next: RN needs a parliamentary majority to implement their policies
• EU's response could include infringement procedures if France breaches EU regulations

💬 One quote: “Not only it’s incoherent, part of it is politically undoable
• It’s also illegal to some extent.” — Phuc-Vinh Nguyen, energy analyst at the Jacques Delors Institute

📈 One stat: RN and its allies secured one in three votes in the initial round of the French election

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