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Canada: Federal Government decides to leave the controversial energy agreement

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The federal government has decided to leave Germany from a controversial international energy agreement. Specifically, it is about the energy charta contract. Economic Minister Robert Habeck (Greens) spoke of an important step for more climate protection on Wednesday. "The energy charta contract was and is an obstacle to the energy transition and is simply not compatible with the goals of the Paris climate agreement." However, the exit period is 20 years, that was a "bitter message," said Habeck.

Wirtschaftsminister Robert Habeck (Grüne) © dpa Minister of Economic Affairs Robert Habeck (Greens) Greens criticize energy charta

The agreement has been criticized for the Greens and environmental organizations for a long time. It allows investors to complain against states before arbitration courts. The deputy parliamentary group leader of the Greens in the Bundestag, Julia Verlinden, called the energy charta contract an unnecessary relic from the fossil age. "In times of the climate crisis, it is absurd that companies can sue profit from fossil investments and compensation for coal and nuclear strings."

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The exit from the contract is part of the agreement of the amp coalition factions about a realignment of the trading policy that the cabinet now confirmed. This also includes that after a long criticism of the Greens, the political groups cleared the way to ratify the EU trade agreement with Canada (CETA). The Bundestag should vote on this on Thursday.

Other countries also want to resign

The Energy Charter Treaty, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs, have also announced resignation in addition to the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Netherlands and Spain. Italy had already resigned in 2016. At the European level, the Federal Government is also committed to the EU from the contract.

The deputy Greens parliamentary group leader Julia Verlinden called the energy charta contract an unnecessary relic from the fossil age. “In times of the climate crisis, it is absurd that companies can lament profits from fossil investments and compensation for coal and nuclear strings. “(Dpa)

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