Maaseudun Tulevaisuus notes that while Finland had great expectations for Estonia’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union, two very bad decisions for Finland were made under Estonia’s leadership. One is the lulucf-legislation, which incorporated forests as part of Europe’s climate goals unfavourably to Finland. The other was the curbing of herring quota in the Gulf of Bothnia more than recommended by scientists. Due to the Presidency, Estonia had influence over the result. The European Commission defended its proposal to cut the herring quota to a half, while Finland expected a 32 per cent cut.
Media: Maaseudun Tulevaisuus (E-edition, PDF)
Journalist: Aimo Vainio
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