Frans Timmermans will become Europe's new climate chief after getting Parliament's green light on 10 October. The Dutch-designate, tapped by Ursula von der Leyen for European Green Deal and Climate Action, was considered "the right man for the job".

During her pre-electoral campaign, von der Leyen made pledges that foresaw making Europe the first carbon-neutral continent in 2050. To achieve this, she tasked Timmermans to propose a "Climate Law" within the first 100 days of her European Commis...

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