The EU continued its struggle to reach agreement on a package of new climate and energy measures on Thursday. Environment ministers discussed the package, the European parliament held a debate on the plans and the MEPs responsible for its different elements presented state-of-play summaries of their compromise talks with governments. But green campaigners warned that the proposals were heading for a massive dilution.
The council of environment ministers debated the package behind closed doors at a meeting in Brussels. There were no signs that any breakthroughs had been reached on outstanding points. The part of the plans furthest from resolution is a draft revision of the directive behind the EU carbon emission trading scheme (ETS).
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