Sarkozy offers new concessions to eastern states

Polish PM Tusk says France has offered extension of free carbon allowances to power sector until 2020

France has made further concessions to recalcitrant eastern EU states in a bid to get them to back the bloc's climate and energy package at a summit in Brussels in next week, according to Poland.

French president Nicolas Sarkozy met with leaders of eastern European countries in Gdańsk on Saturday.   After the meeting Polish prime minister Donald Tusk said one element of a compromise offered by Mr Sarkozy was the idea of granting power stations longer derogations from full carbon allowance auctioning.

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