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Videos: Barroso and Mamère are ecologically challenged

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Nabeelah Shabbir


Two of Europe’s politicians talk ‘global solutions, global problems’ but sometime forget to put their words into action

Barroso: ecological, but not that much

José Manuel Barroso, the president of the European commission, certainly has a lot to say when it comes to Europe’s fight against climate change. In May 2006, the European Union launched a huge campaign to encourage its citizens to be ecological on a daily basis. Except that Barroso at the time owned the most polluting car there could ever be: an enormous 4X4 Volkswagen Touareg

Mamère: on the bike, on the ball

French politician and Green minister Noël Mamère is ecological only when he actually gets into Paris. A television crew filmed him climbing out of a car before a conference and then captured him ten minutes later explaining how he had arrived by bicycle. The words 'flagrant' and 'liar' come to mind

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Translated from Politiciens : zéro de conduite écologique