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      BRUSSELS (AP)--The European Environmental Bureau, an independent
      environmental watchdog, criticized the European Union Thursday, for
      failing to implement its own laws and warned it not to sacrifice
      environmental policies for the sake of economic growth.

      The organization appealed to E.U. member states to support European
      Commission plans to cut emissions caused by air travel in Europe by
      2008 and finalize an energy efficiency bill that would introduce
      mandatory energy savings targets for European businesses.

      "The enforcement of existing E.U. laws is inadequate. Environment has
      no voice, it has not been integrated with other policies," Stefan
      Scheuer, the organization's E.U. policy director, told reporters.

      The bureau urged the U.K., which holds the E.U. rotating presidency,
      to tackle climate change at the international level and to put the
      E.U. back on track to meet its commitments under the Kyoto Protocol
      that requires industrial nations to reduce carbon dioxide.

      Earlier this week, U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair launched a new
      round of international talks on climate change, encouraging the Group
      of Eight industrial nations and other major polluters such as China
      and India to use cleaner energy supplies.

      He said that when the landmark Kyoto Protocol expires in 2012, the
      international community would need a more sensitive framework for
      tackling global warming. Setting targets, he added, made countries
      worry about their economies.



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