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The European Union (formerly the European Community) ratified the climate convention on December 16 as a single entity, without settling the controversy over a proposed energy tax. Several European countries were holding out for a resolution of the tax question before the EU signed the convention, but yielded after several proposed modifications to the tax failed to make headway last fall, and fulfillment of the ratification requirement for the convention appeared imminent in December. In ratifying, EU environment ministers agreed to consider alternative methods for achieving their emissions reduction goal, while continuing work on the energy tax proposal.

See Energy, Econ. & Clim. Change, p. 8, Dec. and pp. 8-11, Nov.; Intl. Environ. Rptr., pp. 927-928, Dec. 15; New Scientist, p. 8, Dec. 18.

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