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The European Union is billing its €750 billion (about ¥98.5 trillion) pandemic Recovery Fund as the opportunity of the century to transform the region's economy and help it lead the world in reducing carbon emissions.

But a closer look by environmentalists at the spending plans prepared by Italy — the biggest recipient of EU cash — raises questions about how green Rome's contribution will be, how it will be measured and even what investments can be classed as "green."

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