Alliance against parts of EU climate plans widens

Baltic states team up with central European countries to push for changes to proposed carbon trading rules

Leaders from Baltic states have teamed up with the "Visegrad" quartet of central European countries to push for changes to proposed EU rules on carbon trading.  The seven member states met in Warsaw on Wednesday to address their individual concerns about the proposals.

Poland, which is leading the alliance, wants three controversial changes to proposals to revise the EU emission trading scheme (ETS): some free carbon allowances for power plants, carbon price controls and a more generous solidarity mechanism.  All three are being given equal priority, a Polish diplomat told ENDS.

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