EU court advisor dismisses Poland’s ETS case

An advisor to the EU court argued on Thursday that Poland’s attempt to delay the planned fix for the EU’s emissions trading scheme is wholly unfounded

An advisor to the EU court argued on Thursday that Poland’s attempt to delay the planned fix for the EU’s emissions trading scheme (ETS) is wholly unfounded.

Poland launched its legal offensive against the EU’s plans to withhold EU carbon allowances from the market through a ‘market stability reserve’ in early 2016, arguing that the EU had no legal right to intervene in the ETS.

However, the court’s advocate general Paolo Mengozzi said that Poland’s five pleas against the reserve were unfounded, and recommended that the EU Court of Justice dismiss the case and request that Poland pay legal costs incurred by the EU Council and the European Parliament.

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