A European Parliament vote on the future of the beleaguered Emission Trading Scheme (ETS), with implications for international climate change policy, failed to deliver a vital reform today when a majority of Conservative MEPs voted against the government.
Tory MEPs have rejected a proposed reform to the European emissions trading scheme that would have cut the huge surplus of allowances currently being traded.
Socialist MEPs argue that the EU should intervene directly to revive manufacturing across Europe.
Alex Hern runs over the madness that is the Conservative’s new MEP for the East Midlands.
David Cameron’s pledge to spur the EU into taking tougher climate action was dealt a massive blow today when Tory MEPs helped kill off emissions cut proposals.
Christian Aid is gearing up to lobby Tory MEPs to vote to toughen up EU carbon emmissions targets – in accordance with their leader’s promises.
David Cameron’s stance on Europe and the European Union seems to have turned on its head in recent weeks; earlier this week, he used his meeting with the Turkish prime minister to state Turkey’s case for EU membership – a crucially important issue for both Turkey and the future of the EU.
Anybody who doubted the incoherence of Tory policy in the European Parliament should be convinced following the news that they split three ways on a resolution condemning the Israeli flotilla attack.
The new draft Capital Requirements Directive (CRD 3) would impose a blanket ban on bonuses for directors of bailed-out banks until taxpayers are repaid…