BERLIN, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Germany's government will agree on a common stance on any EU proposals to lift carbon prices and help save the world's biggest emissions trading scheme when it is required, Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman said on Tuesday.
'When a decision is needed at the European level, the government will have a common position that represents Germany,' spokesman Steffen Seibert told a regular news conference, giving no indication of what Merkel's own views were on the issue.
Germany's economy and environment ministries, run by different parties in Merkel's centre-right coalition, disagree about whether some carbon allowances should be temporarily removed to boost prices, a plan proposed by the EU.
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