June 21, 2011 / 5:13 PM / 8 years ago

Poland makes "dark day" with EU climate veto - UK

BRUSSELS, June 21 (Reuters) - Poland made a “dark day” of a European environment ministers’ meeting on Tuesday by blocking an agreement to aim for deeper emissions cuts, British energy minister Chris Huhne said.

“I’m deeply disappointed that the only country in the EU that could not accept a good compromise on how we can move Europe to a low carbon economy was Poland,” Huhne said in a statement.

“It’s a dark day for Europe’s leading role in tackling climate change, but the UK together with its European colleagues will continue to make the economic case for tighter EU carbon targets so that we can make the most of the future green economy,” he added.

Reporting by Pete Harrison

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