Saturday, Dec 13, 2008
Czech President Vaclav Klaus hit out at the EU climate deal concluded Friday and described global climate issues as “a silly luxury.”
“I do not like the way they forced it”, Klaus said shortly after an agreement was announced in Brussels.
He also claimed that his French counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy had “pushed” the deal so that it would not be left when the Czech Republic takes over the EU presidency from France on January 1.
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“This is scandalous,” he said. “We should have been able to discuss it during our presidency, to force it now is not very good.”
“Environmental issues are a luxury good,” Klaus added. “Now we have to tighten our belt and to cut the luxury.”
Global climate issues “are a silly luxury good,” he repeated.
This article was posted: Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 4:18 am