Most of the bloc’s members are set to commit more support to help their ailing solar panel manufacturers and opt to avoid using trade restrictions on cheap panel imports from China

EU officials said more than 20 of the EU’s 27 countries were set to sign up to it

draft said the European Commission would work with the European Investment Bank to support projects, and consider launching a cross-border European solar manufacturing project

European solar panel manufacturers have previously asked the EU to consider trade safeguards on Chinese imports, but Brussels and governments including Germany have warned broad curbs on Chinese supply could stunt Europe’s fast expansion of clean energy



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