European Commission sues over emissions-trading legislation

The incomplete implementation by the four member states did not hinder the launch of the European emissions trading scheme (ETS), which started on 1 January, said the Commission. The ETS is designed to help European Union member states meet their emission targets under the 1997 Kyoto Protocol.

The Commission sets out the following reasons for taking the countries to the European Court of Justice (ECJ). Belgium has only transposed the directive in the Brussels and Walloon regions; Greece did