MEPs and member state negotiators appear unlikely to reach a deal at a final round of negotiations tonight (27 November) on a timetable for phasing out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), powerful global warming gases mainly used in refrigerators and air-conditioners.
“It's going to be tough, there's still a huge gap between the positions” said Dutch Green MEP Bas Eickhout, who is leading negotiations for the Parliament. “If I just look at the official mandate now on the table for the Council, that's very clearly unacceptable for the parliament.”
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