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Slovakia drops lawsuit against EC

Slovakia’s government agreed to withdraw its legal action against the European Commission (EC) because of the decrease of emission quotas.

The Cabinet had decided on initiating the lawsuit on January 24, 2007, as Slovakia required the quotas to be 41.3 million tons for 2008-2012, while the EC allowed it only 30.9 million tons. Next, on February 7, the Slovak Justice Ministry filed a suit to the European Court.

In December 2007 the EC decided to increase the overall emission quotas for Slovakia by 5.5%, which represents the growth by 1.7 million per year.

In this connection also the Czech Republic, Hungary, Estonia, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia have filed a suit against the EC. (TASR)