EU Energy And Climate Policy ‘A Total Failure’, Bulgarian Minister Warns

  • Date: 28/03/14
  • Sofia News Agency

Bulgarian Economy and Energy Minister Dragomir Stoynev has declared the industrial, energy and social policy of the European Union “a total failure.”

Speaking Friday in Sofia at a conference entitled “Social Alternative for Europe”, he said the collapse had happened after approximately two terms in office of the rightwing European People’s Party (EPP).

“We have the answer, what we need to do is make a decision to change this European Commission and European Parliament,” Stoynev declared, as cited by

Commenting on the EU policy against climate change, he argued that the authorities were proposing new environmental targets by 2030 which totally disagreed with the prospects of European industry.

“We all know that harmful emissions must be reduced but, after all, Europe is alone, the US and China do not back this policy,” Bulgaria’s Energy Minister added.

He claimed that there was no way of boosting competitiveness when France’s annual harmful emissions equalled China’s harmful emissions for 18 days.

Stoynev recommended reconsidering emission targets, stressing that there was no global contract in place on reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

Bulgaria’s Energy Minister insisted that cutting C02 emissions had stemmed economic growth.

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