London — For European governments battling to brace economies pummelled by the coronavirus, there might be no better time to go green.

Normally thrifty countries, such as Germany, accept that they will have to spend heavily to weather the economic shock of the coronavirus. Many also face the challenge of ploughing billions of euros into climate schemes to keep carbon reduction pledges...

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