Aviation

Flight times and pilot safety

MEPs vote to ground proposals on longer EU flight times

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


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Brussels Agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 30 September - 4 October 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include the vote on the CAP reform in the agriculture committee, the shortlisting of Sakharov Prize candidates, the votes on flight times and aviation safety, EU economic governance and EU budget 2014. Greens/EFA meet in Ghent for their study days.


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Reducing transport noise

THE HEALTH AND LIFE QUALITY OF MORE THAN  70 MILLION EU CITIZENS ARE PUT AT STAKE BY HARMFUL NOISE LEVELS FROM ROAD, RAIL AND AIRCRAFT THE CURRENT SITUATION EU legislation is currently divided into transport aspects (reducing noise at the source) and environmental policy (passive protectio...


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Lorries

What can we do? What can EU legislation do?

WHAT ARE THE DIFFICULTIES THAT NEED TO BE ADDRESSED? Lorries make up only 3% of registered vehicles.But they are: » Dirty: Almost 20% of all CO2 emissions in the EU come from road transport» Dangerous: twice as likely to kill than cars» Congesting: responsible for 20% of traffic jams» Expensive ...


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Ship recycling

Committee gives go-ahead to new legislation to end hazardous scrapping of EU ships on beaches

The European Parliament's environment committee today gave the go-ahead to new legislation on the recycling of EU ships by Green draftsperson/rapporteur Carl Schlyter. The new EU Regulation will allow ships flying the flag of an EU member state to be scrapped outside the EU provided strict standards...


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Ship recycling

New legislation to end hazardous scrapping of EU ships on beaches

The Council today confirmed an agreement with the European Parliament on new legislation on the recycling of EU ships. The new law will allow ships flying the flag of an EU member state to be scrapped outside the EU provided strict standards are met. These standards effectively rule out the curren...


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Brussels Agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 16 - 21 JuneMay 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include Ship scrappage, worker protection and the environment, EU fisheries reform to be confirmed, Eel stocks under threat, Dalligate, Olafgate and the role of the EU Commission, Financial transaction tax in Europe, Reforming the banking sector in Europe, Modern and sustainable transport technologies, EU budget and the future framework, Hungary and EU defence of rights, Fixing emissions trading or not?, Clamping down on climate-damaging F-Gases, EU rules on posted workers


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Passenger data/privacy

EU PNR vote prevented by chicanery, as data protection concerns abound

MEPs had been expected to vote this week on a recommendation from the European Parliament's civil liberties committee to reject an EU passenger data retention system (Passenger Name Records or PNR), which was proposed by the EU Commission. However, the vote will now not take place after a majority o...


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Strasbourg Flash

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 20 - 24 May 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary include bank resolution and economic stability, renewable energy policy in Europe, a missed chance for offshore drilling rules, tax avoidance and EU action, supervising European banks, the EU Commission and Dalligate, concerns with EU-US trade deal, defending EU standards in trade agreements, EU rules on ports, the cultural sector and the EU-US trade deal


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Climate campaign newsletter

Issue 64 - May 2013

In this issue : EP gets a second chance to save Europe’s flagship climate policy; Cars/CO2: new targets short on ambition; Environment committee backs speed limit for new vans; Bonn: various possibilities, no concrete steps; Carbon dioxide levels reach symbolic threshold never seen in human history; Arctic Ocean 'acidifying rapidly' according to new study; Markets are overlooking the risk of 'unburnable carbon'


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Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary week Strasbourg 15-18 April 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg plenary week included emissions trading scheme, emissions from flights, airport ground handling, capping bank bonuses and increasing banking transparency, preventing dolphin by-catch, Hungary and democratic freedoms, the fall out from the Cyprus bail-out debacle, EU enlargement progress assessed, EU Arctic policy, ship scrappage and worker protection ...


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Ship scrapping/recycling

EP votes to curb hazardous scrapping of ships, but rejects key financial instrument

The European Parliament today voted to revise EU legislation on the recycling of ships. MEPs supported proposals by Green draftsperson Carl Schlyter to strengthen the draft legislation, with a view to preventing the beaching of old ships in non-OECD countries. However. MEPs rejected a crucial provis...


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