'Climate Decision' US shocks Europarians

'Climate Decision' US shocks Europarians

World May 31, 2017 15:06

brussels - The suspected withdrawal of the United States from the climate agreement of Paris causes alarming reactions to Dutch parliamentarians. Although the decision is not yet official, it is also assumed in Brussels that the Americans will terminate their cooperation.

'Amazingly,' says GroenLinks-European parliamentary Bas Eickhout. 'Unfortunately, after a long time, Trump weighs a climate connoisseur. 'Gerben Jan Gerbrandy (D66): President Donald Trump puts himself in the first place and the American people on the second.

'Incredible,' twittered Peter van Dalen (Christian Union). ' Trump makes this day a deep black day. '' Marietje Schaake (D66): 'More bad news from the White House. ''

In the choice of Trump, Eickhout sees a reason for Europe. 'Soon, Member States will set their goals to reduce CO2 emissions, but for the moment they step on the brake and they are looking back in particular to not comply with the agreements made in Paris. ''

The European Commission has not responded yet.

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