Von der Leyen says more to done for climate protection

"We all see these days how important it is to invest in our fight against climate change," the president told reporters during her trip to Prague, where she presented the commission's approval of the Czech national recovery and resilience plan.

Von der Leyen added that the financial and human costs of extreme weather would be high if EU countries failed to act quickly.

She said the extreme weather events were becoming more frequent and intensive but added the bloc must be resilient.

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