EU leaders struggle for 'difficult' climate deal

European Union leaders came under pressure to strike a deal aimed at bolstering Brussels as a trailblazer in fighting global climate change as negotiations went down to the wireEuropean Union leaders warned it would be tough to seal a high-stakes climate change deal as they began talks Thursday on a pact aimed at making Brussels a global trailblazer for decades to come. The two-day EU summit will focus on an ambitious package of climate change targets for 2030 but also tackle the Ebola crisis, economic stagnation and the crisis in Ukraine. “The negotiations won’t be easy and I can’t say if there will be a result,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters.

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