The European Commission has adopted a decision on the proposed amendments to the Slovakian national allocation plan for CO2 emission allowances for the 2008 to 2012 trading period of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme. Slovakia initially proposed allocating nearly four million additional allowances, arguing that new nuclear capacity would not be fully operational before the end of 2012. In its assessment of the claim, the Commission found that a partial increase of 1.7 million allowances was justified. The cleared annual allocation for Slovakia for the 2008 to 2012 trading period is now fixed at 32.6 million allowances.