20-20-20 Deal Approved, 200 Billion Euro Stimulus Confirmed
Leaders of the EU have signed up to new deal designed to combat climate change and confirmed a 200 billion euro stimulus package for the economic crisis.
The so-called "20-20-20" deal means that each nation and each sector of industry has been given its own targets for reducing emissions.
But environment groups have criticised the climate change package and say it doesn't go far enough in reforms of industry and energy production.
Poland, which is heavily reliant on coal fired power stations, has been accused of misusing funds designed to invest in infrastructure improvements. Claude Turmes a Green Party MEP said the Polish government spend EU funds "to organise a European football championship in 2012 [...] it is more important for Poland to reorganise its industry”.