Germany’s Greens must squeeze coalition on climate after coal mine protest

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By Riham Alkousaa BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s Greens party can weather disapproval from its environmentalist base over its role in approving the demolition of a village to expand a coal mine if it uses that concession to accelerate other climate policies, activists and analysts say. Two Greens ministers fronted the government decision to demolish Luetzerath village in western Germany, a move that led to scuffles between activists and police in protests over the past week. Swedish activist Greta Thunberg was briefly detained. The government, in which the Greens are a coalition partner, agreed …

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