Aviation

Air passenger rights

MEPs vote to strengthen rights for passengers for flight delays and cancellations

The European Parliament today voted on draft legislation, updating EU rules on air passenger rights. Commenting after the vote, Green transport spokesperson Keith Taylor said: "Today's vote would undoubtedly strengthen the rights of air passengers, even if the Greens would have preferred to go ...


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Strasbourg Flash

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 3-7 February 2014

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary include tackling homophobia, enforcing EU law, smart grids, clamping down on insider trading, winding up failing banks, trade dumping, EU climate and energy policy to 2030, air passenger rights and compensation, basic rights for seasonal workers, Ukrainian crisis and the EU's role, refugee deaths and the role of Greece


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Brussels Agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 27-31 January 2014

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include Europe's banking sector, F-gases' climate damage, emissions trading, pollution from shipping, airline emissions, data protection and Europol. Greens/EFA events will deal with human trafficking and smuggling, seed diversity, food security and the role of industry, greening regional policy, LGBT rights


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Passenger Rights for All

09.01.2014

Greens/EFA conference

The conference will deal with topics such as barrier-free access for disabled and PRMs, carriage of bicycles with all transport modes, extra-ordinary circumstances, enforcement of passenger rights with justice, independent mediation bodies,...


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Reducing shipping emissions

09.01.2014

A golden opportunity for the maritime sector?

TOPICS The MRV proposal – what did the Commission propose and what are the prospects from the parliamentPresentation of new report on the economic impacts of MRV of fuels and emissions from maritime transport SPEAKERS INCLUDE Michael Cramer MEPJasper Faber - CE DELFTDr John van Aardenne - EEABeno...


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Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary week Strasbourg 21-25 October 2013

        Table of contents     EU data protection rules Towards a UN climate change deal Sexual and reproductive health and rights Medical implants and consumer safety Ship recycling: reducing the risk Sustainable fisheries at risk Mig...


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The Greens/EFA Co-Presidents' briefing

22.10.2013

Video press briefing Tuesday 22 October 2013

The Greens/EFA co-presidents Dany Cohn-Bendit and Rebecca Harms presented the key issues of the plenary session for the Greens/EFA group


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Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary week Strasbourg 7-11 October 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary included EU food rules, tobacco rules and lobbying, shale gas and environmental assessment, flight times and safety, Syrian refugee crisis, right-wing extremism on the rise, EU borders and migrant protection, CIA human rights abuses in Europe, secret data surveillance and SWIFT, Roma discrimination, Sakharov Prize


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Flight times

Safety concerns ignored, as MEPs clear proposals on longer EU flight times

The European Parliament today voted to support proposals from the European Commission, revising EU rules on flight times. The Greens had proposed to reject the new rules due to concerns the Commission's draft would lead to an increase in flight times and more strenuous working conditions for pilots,...


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Airline emissions/ICAO

EU must now push ahead with aviation ETS after freezing strategy backfires

A meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) today concluded with a set of decisions on the question of airline emissions, following challenges to the EU's inclusion of aviation in its emissions trading scheme (1). The Greens expressed regret at the outcome, which postpones acti...


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Strasbourg Flash

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 7-11 October 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary include EU food rules, tobacco rules and lobbying, shale gas and environmental assessment, flight times and safety, Syrian refugee crisis, right-wing extremism on the rise, EU borders and migrant protection, CIA human rights abuses in Europe, secret data surveillance and SWIFT, Roma discrimination, Sakharov Prize


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