Aamulehti writes that during the last year, the European Commission has taken a number of legislative initiatives on energy and climate policy. For Finland, there are many challenges from the perspective of economic growth and climate goals, as the Commission’s proposals are not in line with one another or with Finland’s goals. The means proposed to combat climate change do not take into account the specifics of Finland’s forestry objectives. The EU has no formal competence in the forest policies of the Member States, but in practice, the situation seems to be different. Finland has for a long time been planning to increase the use of wood, but the Commission’s proposals on forest use hinder these efforts.
Journalist: Pekka Karhunen
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