No, I’m not making some cryptic reference to soccer or the Eurovision Song Contest. These two countries are the latest to protest tougher regulations from the European Union on CO2 emissions:
The governments of Lithuania and Malta have announced they could join Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia and Latvia in challenging the EU’s emissions-trading scheme, after the Commission ordered the two states to lower their proposed limits on national industrial carbon-dioxide emissions by 30% and 46% respectively.
The eight Eastern European countries argue that the strict limits imposed by the EU executive are too low and will hurt their economies at a time when they are still playing ‘catch-up’ with the rest of the Union. They hope that the European Court of Justice will overrule the decision.
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