STRASBOURG – French President Emmanuel Macron said it is “essential” for the Europe Union to increase the bloc’s "climate and energy sovereignty."

“We must quickly open up the debate to increase the European contribution to implementing the Paris Agreement,” Macron said in his opening speech at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on April 17, winning the applause of the MEPs in the chamber.

“We’re completing the discussions on the Energy and Climate Package, but it is clear that we must ...

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