European politicians water down climate policy

Several European leaders are doing like Rishi Sunak and watering down climate policy. They fear that costly environmental measures will give wind in their sails to right-wing populists.

The President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, fears that aggressive climate policy will scare away voters.

The short version

Next summer there will be elections to the European Parliament. Leaders of the main political parties fear that the combination of costly climate measures and sharp increases in food prices will give right-wing populists a very good choice.

Roberta Metsola is President of the European Parliament. She says it bluntly in an interview with the Financial Times: The increasingly long list of climate measures scares voters and encourages them to turn to right-wing populist parties.

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