Slovakia takes European Commission to court over emissions quota

SLOVAKIA has filed its first suit ever against the European Commission (EC) over proposed limits on carbon dioxide emissions.

Slovakia had asked the EC for permission to produce 41.3 million tons of carbon dioxide per year between 2008 and 2012, but the EC said it would allow only 30.9 million tons.

Slovakia filed the complaint after talks with Brussels on the issue failed.

"I signed it yesterday and we filed it today. It is Slovakia's first complaint against the European Commission ever," Slovak Justice Minister Štefan Harabin said on February 7.

Harabin said he was convinced that Slovakia would win the case.

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