With a slightly trembling voice, Peter Liese (EPP) had asked his EU Parliament colleagues on Wednesday to return his report on the reform of the European emissions trading system (ETS) to the committee. Liese knew at that moment that the previous failure of his text was largely his fault. As the responsible rapporteur, he had failed to form solid majorities without having to hope for votes from the ultra-conservative EKR or right-wing nationalist ID.
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