Germany's defence minister, Ursula von der Leyen, the top candidate to become the next president of the European Commission promised on Tuesday a so-called "green deal” to be launched during the 100 first days of her presidency.

“Our most pressing challenge is keeping our planet healthy,” von der Leyen said, underlining the "greatest responsibility and opportunity of our time,” the 60-year-old politician said while adding that she wants Europe to become the first climate-neutral continent in ...

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