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Aviation sector

EU Commission's myopic focus on growth ignores major problems with air transport

The European Commission today presented its 'aviation strategy', setting out proposals for the adapting the rules governing the aviation sector in Europe. Commenting on the proposals, Green transport spokesperson Keith Taylor said: "This strategy paper has again revealed the myopic focus of the...


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EFA message of condolence concerning Germanwings flight 4U9525

In a joint statement on behalf of the European Free Alliance (EFA), Josep-Maria Terricabras MEP (President of the EFA Group in the European Parliament) and François Alfonsi (President of the EFA European Political Party) said: "The European Free Alliance (EFA) sends its heartfelt sympathies an...


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Transport

Greens/EFA Transport coordinator Karima Delli assesses commissioner-designate for transport Violeta Bulc

Given the time Mrs. Bulc had to prepare, her performance was passable. She displayed an open, straight-forward attitude and showed some knowledge on transport policy. However, her answers on all key green issues she was asked about were substandard.


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Transport Commissioner Šefčovič?

Green MEP Karima Delli gives our assessment of Transport Commissioner nominee Maroš Šefčovič What is your overall impression of how commissioner-designate Šefčovič performed? Mr. Šefčovič performed better than expected and had a surprisingly detailed knowledge of a broad range of issues. ...


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Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary week Strasbourg 14-17 April 2014

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg plenary included politicisation of EP administration posts and Martin Schulz; monster trucks, pollution and safety; EU airport noise rules; transparency and the lobby register; banking resolution and taxpayers' exposure; regulating investment markets and products; plastic bags; saving migrants' lives at sea; Dany Cohn-Bendit's departing speech; honey, GMOs and EU labelling; scrapping EU data retention rules; EU rules on posted workers; waste shipments and the EU's responsibility.


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Airport noise

New EU rules aimed to boost flights from airports rather than addressing citizens' concerns

The European Parliament today confirmed a legislative agreement revising EU rules dealing with airport noise (second reading). The Greens hit out at the final legislation, which is aimed at boosting capacity at airports and could undermine moves to introduce noise abatement measures at airports (lik...


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Strasbourg Flash

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 14-18 April 2014

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary include reports on politicisation of EP administration posts and Martin Schulz; monster trucks, pollution and safety; EU airport noise rules; transparency and the lobby register; banking resolution and taxpayers' exposure; regulating investment markets and products; plastic bags; saving migrants' lives at sea; honey, GMOs and EU labelling; scrapping EU data retention rules; Ukrainian crisis and Europe’s role; saste shipments and the EU's responsibility


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Airport noise

EU citizens to suffer under rules aimed to boost flights from European airports

The European Parliament's transport committee today voted to confirm a legislative agreement revising EU rules dealing with airport noise (second reading) (1). The Greens hit out at the agreement, which would enable the European Commission to intervene to overrule future decisions made to introduce ...


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Airline emissions

MEPs vote to let aviation off the hook for vague hope of future global action

An agreement to revise how the aviation sector is included in the EU emissions trading scheme was today endorsed by the European Parliament. The Greens hit out at the agreement, which would prolong the exclusion of international aviation from the EU's emissions trading scheme for 4 extra years. Comm...


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Airline emissions

MEPs vote not to let aviation off the hook climate impact in rejecting bad deal

The European Parliament's environment committee today voted to reject an agreement revising how the aviation sector is included in the EU emissions trading scheme. The Greens had criticised the agreement, which would exclude international aviation from the EU's emissions trading scheme for 4 years, ...


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Airline emissions

Deal would let international aviation off the hook for vague hope of future global action

An agreement to revise how the aviation sector is included in the EU emissions trading scheme was reached in negotiations between the European Parliament and Council this evening. The Greens hit out at the agreement, which would exclude international aviation from the EU's emissions trading scheme f...


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Brussels Agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 10-14 February 2014

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include seed diversity and EU rules, preventing the spread of mega trucks, tackling airport noise, shale gas, fracking and environmental impact assessments, labelling nano-materials in food, mass surveillance scandal and the EU response, money laundering, terrorism funding and the financial system, a more coherent EU financial supervisory system, regulating shadow banking, Ukrainian crisis and the EU's role, genetically modified maize authorisation


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