European Union governments will discuss an emergency measure to help boost carbon prices this week as Lithuania (which holds the EU rotating presidency) seeks to advance talks on the draft plan at a meeting of ambassadors from member states on Wednesday, according to two EU officials with knowledge of the matter. / The emergency fix, which should temporarily alleviate oversupply in the European emissions trading system by delaying auctions of 900 mln. permits, needs approval by both the Parliament and a qualified majority support from member states to be enacted. Out of the EU’s 28 nations, three oppose it and four – Germany, Spain, Portugal and the Czech Republic – remain undecided, according to the officials. The price of CO2 permits rise of 1 EUR in avg. during last week (Dec13 contract went to 5.4 EUR) and may move further while influencing baseload electricity prices and so CEZ shares.