Poland, which is about to assume the EU Presidency, is so fed up with EU climate policy that on June 22 it blocked the conclusions of the EU environmental ministers council. Polish good sense blocked the ministers from recommending the EU reduce carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2050 which would devastate European economies. This would hit Poland and similar economies which have not yet recovered from their forced experiment with 20th century socialism particularly hard.
EU climate policy has recently been shown to be rife with waste, fraud and abuse and the Poles have had enough. There is a saying in the east that you need to have been occupied by the Russians to learn common sense. May other nations learn their lesson without having to go to quite so hard a school as Poland did.