La intimidación medioambiental de la Nueva Europa

RIGA – En lugar de ayudar a todos los Estados miembros de la UE a cumplir sus objetivos de Kyoto, la Comisión Europea está traspasando lo que debería ser una carga compartida a sus miembros más recientes, que ya son los medioambientalmente más eficientes de la Unión Europea. Con ello, la Comisión está recompensando la ineficiencia y reduciendo la eficacia de sus compromisos con vistas a limpiar el medio ambiente.

La decisión de la Comisión sobre el Plan Nacional de Asignaciones de Letonia para el período 2008-2012 redujo al 55 por ciento las emisiones de CO2 solicitadas por este país. Asimismo, Estonia y Lituania recibieron sólo 52-53 por ciento de las cuotas de emisiones solicitadas. También se aplicaron importantes reducciones de las cuotas de otros nuevos miembros de la UE, lo que movió a Polonia, la República Checa y Eslovaquia, además de a Letonia, a emprender acciones legales. Sin embargo, casi todos los antiguos miembros de la UE recibieron más del 90 por ciento de las cuotas solicitadas.

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