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CLIMATE: INFRINGEMENT PROCEEDINGS AGAINST THREE MEMBER STATES.

Luxembourg, Malta and Poland were sanctioned by the European Commission on April 12 for failing to communicate data concerning their CO2 emissions in 2003. These data are important because without them the Commission will not be able to draw up its report on CO2 emissions in 2003 to fulfil its obligation to publish these data and submit them by the required deadline of April 15 to the secretariat of the framework convention of the United Nations on climate change.

The deadline for EU member states was set at January 15 this year by Decision 280/2004/EC concerning the monitoring mechanism for greenhouse gases in the EU and for implementing the Kyoto protocol. The data must show emissions from human sources of six greenhouse gases covered by the protocol: carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFC), perfluorocarbons (PFC) and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6).

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