5 February, 2007
In an interview with German newspaper “Bild am Sonntag”, EU environment commissioner Dimas has urged the current President of the EU, Germany, to take more leadership in combating climate change.
The Greek environment commissioner is currently fighting two battles with the German government: one on Germany’s new commitments for the European emissions trading scheme and one over plans for binding CO2 targets for new cars. The German government of Chancellor Merkel, under heavy pressure from German industry, has tried to put pressure on the Commission to be a bit more lenient.
But Mr Dimas has received support from Commission President Barroso, who has ruled out that Germany would get any special treatment for its emissions quota plans.
To be continued…Author : Willy De Backer