Brussels is moving in the wrong direction on climate protection

2021. 11. 28.

The European Parliament debated the outcome of the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26 Climate Summit) in its plenary session. Fidesz MEP Edina Tóth pointed out that despite the fact that the EU is responsible for 9% of the world’s total GHG emissions, the European Commission would still make the biggest commitments at global level. The draft legislation on the introduction of a carbon tax on citizens and families is an unbearable burden and a threat to the competitiveness of the EU.

“At global level, by acting together is only way to accelerate climate protection processes. However, the Commission wants to take a drastic step in the EU Member States: they want to levy tax on car and homeowners, which will lead to a significant increase in overheads, thus placing an unacceptable burden on citizens”, MEP Tóth emphasized. “Despite the Commission’s communication, the draft legislation is an unacceptable climate tax, which also jeopardizes the EU’s competitiveness”, she added.

“We cannot allow our citizens to be completely exposed to high prices on the altar of climate protection, while our global partners do much less in their commitments to protect our environment”, MEP Edina Tóth closed her speech.