Wallström criticises USA on environment

EU environment commissioner Margot Wallström yesterday criticised the USA for neglecting international environmental issues. The EU had backed over 40 international conventions, whereas the US is "not yet a party to even the most important," she said in a speech in Washington following earlier talks on climate change (EED 24/04/02). The commissioner also defended EU use of the precautionary principle. "We do not spend our days... in Machiavellian plotting to apply precaution to the detriment of US businesses." See Wallström speech and US visit summary.

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