PolandJune 2012 | Risk Summary
Poland was the only country to oppose an EU resolution which called on the European Commission to propose a new set of policies for the development of low-carbon energy before 2030. Poland is heavily reliant on coal for its energy needs and has repeatedly frustrated EU-level measures aimed at reducing carbon emissions, which it feels would harm its long-term economic development. A spokesman from the Danish EU presidency claimed that Poland's stance would not prevent the bloc pressing ahead with low-carbon plans.
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