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  • US raises concerns over Europe’s planned carbon ‘border tax’

    05/11/2021 10:52:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    EurActiv ^ | May 11, 2021 | Kira Taylor
    Implementing a border levy to price carbon-intensive imports and protect European industries will be “extremely complicated,” warned Jonathan Pershing, a member of the US climate envoy’s team. “I do note that it’s extremely complicated to think about the structure of a border tax,” Pershing told participants at a EURACTIV debate last Friday (7 May). “I don’t disagree in principle that it has value, but I think that it’s got enormous complexity,” he warned. The carbon border adjustment mechanism, due to be revealed in July, aims to put a price on imports from countries where it is cheaper to pollute, as...
  • Ireland's new government on a collision course with EU

    02/27/2011 9:17:55 AM PST · by mojito · 75 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/26/2011 | Bruno Waterfield
    Exit polls and early tallies from Ireland's general election heralded political annihilation for Fianna Fail (FF), the party which has ruled Ireland for more than 60 years of the Irish Republic's eight decades of independence. The unprecedented and historic defeat, Fianna Fail's worst result in 85 years, makes the Irish government the first eurozone administration to be punished by voters in the aftermath of the EU's debt crisis. Voter turn-out was exceptionally high at more than 70 per cent, indicating public anger at the government and the EU. Late last year, Ireland was forced to accept a £72 billion EU-IMF...