Recriminations after Parliament fails to pass key Fit for 55 files

Progress on reforming the emissions trading system (ETS) has stalled after the European Parliament voted to send the file back to the environment committee, in a shock move that has sparked accusations of betrayal.

by Simon Pickstone
ETS rapporteur Peter Liese speaks during the plenary session on Wednesday. Liese accused progressives of “failing to live up to their responsibility for climate protection”. Photo: Mathieu Cugnot / EP
ETS rapporteur Peter Liese speaks during the plenary session on Wednesday. Liese accused progressives of “failing to live up to their responsibility for climate protection”. Photo: Mathieu Cugnot / EP

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