December 19, 2018 / 12:47 PM / 3 months ago

Merkel sees challenges to industry from EU car emissions goal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Berlin, Germany, December 19, 2018. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes newly agreed EU carbon emissions targets for cars which provide planning certainty for firms but will also pose some challenges for industry, a government spokesman said on Wednesday.

The EU has agreed to slash carbon emissions from new cars by 37.5 percent in a decade.

Writing by Madeline Chambers; Editing by Michelle Martin

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