The EU’s energy commissioner has threatened politicians and journalists who campaign against his eco-policies, accusing them of stirring “anti-EU sentiment” and warning them that their opposition to his EU energy-savings directives will “not be taken lightly.”
Günther Oettinger, a German career politician who has been in charge of energy policy at the European Commission since 2010, yesterday circulated a letter to national energy ministers complaining that his so-called “eco-design” , where politicians and journalists have been fighting EU interference in every domestic appliance from washing machines to televisions to ventilation systems.
Oettinger complained in a letter leaked to Euractiv: “Candidates and political parties have fulminated against the Union’s efforts to reduce the energy consumption of, for example, light bulbs, vacuum cleaners and coffee machines. We have seen similar attempts in the past, when national press has…
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