BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top official proposed a more ambitious target Wednesday for cutting greenhouse gas emissions in Europe, setting a reduction goal of at least 55% by 2030 compared to the current target of 40%.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen predicted the new target will be “too much for some and not enough for others," but she told lawmakers in her first State of the Union address that it should help the 27-nation EU achieve climate neutrality by 2050.

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