In-depth: Commission urged to exclude gas, nuclear as bid to block taxonomy legislation fails

France, Finland, Poland and allies could not block legislation setting the climate related criteria for ‘environmentally sustainable’ investments in dozens of industrial and business sectors after failing to muster a blocking majority by midnight on Wednesday.

by Robert Hodgson
French president Emmanuel Macron launching France's presidency of the EU Council on Thursday. His government failed to muster enough support to block the first delegated act for the EU taxonomy. Photo: Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty
French president Emmanuel Macron launching France's presidency of the EU Council on Thursday. His government failed to muster enough support to block the first delegated act for the EU taxonomy. Photo: Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty

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