Hooray For Malta And Lithuania!
No, I’m not making some cryptic reference to soccer or the Eurovision Song Contest. These two countries are the latest to protest tougher regulations from the European Union on CO2 emissions:
The governments of Lithuania and Malta have announced they could join Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia and Latvia in challenging the EU’s emissions-trading scheme, after the Commission ordered the two states to lower their proposed limits on national industrial carbon-dioxide emissions by 30% and 46% respectively.
The eight Eastern European countries argue that the strict limits imposed by the EU executive are too low and will hurt their economies at a time when they are still playing ‘catch-up’ with the rest of the Union. They hope that the European Court of Justice will overrule the decision.
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