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US raises concerns over Europe's planned carbon 'border tax'
Across the Atlantic, US climate envoy John Kerry warned in March that the EU levy should be envisaged only as a last resort measure, saying: "It does have serious implications for economies, and for relationships, and trade."
France sceptical about extending carbon pricing to buildings, transport
Do not make the mistake of extending the carbon market to heating hydrocarbon fuel. We experienced it in France, it gave us the Yellow Vests," warned Pascal Canfin, the chair of the European Parliament's environment committee, who called the proposed reform "politically suicidal".
by Cat on Sun Jul 18th, 2021 at 06:31:15 PM EST
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I suppose if you are a politician, death by "political suicide" is worse than "actual physical deaths of millions of people."
by asdf on Mon Jul 19th, 2021 at 03:56:16 PM EST
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EU ministers attack plans to extend carbon pricing to heating, transport hydrocarbon fuel
The [Flying] Dutchman, who is affiliated with the socialist party in the Netherlands, implored EU countries to first properly analyse the proposal before throwing it out of the window.

"I just want a fair assessment. Some people reacted even before we came up with a plan, saying it was political suicide or something else," he said.

The European Union has launched a legal challenge at the World Trade Organisation against Russian measures it says restrict or prevent EU companies from selling goods to Russian state-owned enterprises.
In addition, Russian firms wanting to procure certain engineering products abroad need authorisation, the Commission said. It also complained about national quota requirements of up to 90% in the procurement of about 250 products, including vehicles and textiles.
by Cat on Tue Jul 20th, 2021 at 08:45:12 PM EST
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