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ESSEN, Germany, June 1 (Reuters) - President George W. Bush's plan to combat climate change got a cool reception in Europe on Friday where the European Union's environment chief dismissed it as unambitious and "the classic U.S. line".
Bush, under pressure to do more ahead of a summit in Germany next week of the Group of Eight industrial nations, said on Thursday that he would seek a deal among top emitters on long-term cuts in greenhouse gases by the end of 2008. "The declaration by President Bush basically restates the U.S. classic line on climate change -- no mandatory reductions, no carbon trading and vaguely expressed objectives," EU Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas said, according to his spokeswoman.
"The U.S. approach has proven to be ineffective in reducing emissions," Dimas said.
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