Some have come to understand that jobs and economic health get votes. The protesters on Fridays are fickle. You give in to their demands they will hit you with a longer list tomorrow. They are insatiable. But those longing for well paying, stable jobs and feeding their families are a much nicer flock. Once they have what they want they will be happy and allow you to fleece them. As a politician, I know where I would look for support at the ballot box. Might be that the holdouts save the EU from an economic catastrophe.
A push by most European Union nations for the world’s biggest economic bloc to go carbon-neutral by 2050 was dropped to a footnote at a summit on Thursday after fierce resistance from Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary.