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European Parliament flags (iStockphotos)

European Environment Ministers yesterday (November 23) met for the last time before Copenhagen. (PDF 180.09KB)


At the conclusion of EU Council, Ed Miliband called on all of the EU' leaders to make a commitment and go to the Copenhagen talks. Sixty-five leaders have already confirmed that they will attend Copenhagen, including about half of EU leaders.


Speaking from Brussels, Ed Miliband said


'Gordon Brown was the first leader to announce that he would go to Copenhagen. At the end of this process, to force the pace and put the final building blocks in place, it will need Presidents and Prime Ministers.'


“'here has been an extremely good response by the world's leaders – 65 of whom have already committed to going to Copenhagen.'


'Europe has strong voice on the world stage and a strong record on climate change. But to help push for the most ambitious deal in Copenhagen possible, we need Europe’s environment ministers to press their own Prime Ministers and Presidents to go to Copenhagen.'


UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has accepted sent an open letter in acceptance to Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen's invitation.


Related links

Council of The European Union Press Release -2977th Council meeting, 23 November 2009 (PDF 180.09KB)

Joint article from foreign ministers

See you in Copenhagen?

The UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown answers questions from the audience at the Road to Copenhagen launch event (Crown Copyright)

UK Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, was the first world leader to offer to go to Copenhagen – and urged other leaders to do the same.