EU Green Deal? Germany’s liberals push for weaker ‘Yellow Deal’

By Zia Weise | 06/05/2024 06:43 AM EDT

Free Democrats say their backing for the next EU top executive hinges on weakening climate laws — a clear shot at European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

BRUSSELS — Water down the European Green Deal and you’ve got our vote.

That’s the message Germany’s pro-business liberals are sending to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen ahead of this week’s continentwide election.

The Free Democrats (FDP), a member of the centrist Renew Europe group in the European Parliament, on Monday published a list of demands for the “necessary policy changes” the party wants to see after the election.


Its support for the new commission, the party writes, is conditional on these changes being made. The FDP’s top priority: dismantling new green regulations.