Next COP.

Bulgaria has withdrawn its bid to host next year’s global climate summit, clearing the way for the conference to take place in oil-rich Azerbaijan, POLITOCO reported.

Azerbaijan is a big oil and gas exporter caught in a regional conflict and a friend of Russia’s. A final decision to hold the world's climate talks in an oil producer again won't go down easily.

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Anca Gurzu

Chief Europe Correspondent