Airline emissions

Retrograde freezing of aviation ETS will do nothing to improve chances of global deal

The European Parliament today voted in favour of freezing the implementation of the EU emissions trading scheme for non-intra EU flights (1). The Greens regretted the measure, which will undermine the only means available to address growing aviation emissions, whilst doing little to guarantee better...


Strasbourg Flash

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 15 - 18 April 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary include emissions trading scheme, emissions from flights, airport ground handling, capping bank bonuses and increasing banking transparency, rreventing 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

MEPs vote to strengthen rules to curb reckless beaching of old ships

The European Parliament's environment committee today voted to revise EU legislation on the recycling of ships. The committee supported proposals by Green draftsperson Carl Schlyter to strengthen the proposed legislation, with a view to preventing the beaching of old ships in non-OECD countries. Com...

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Brussels Agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 25 - 28 March 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include aviation and the emissions trading scheme, ship recycling and EU rules, EU climate and energy policy to 2030, the World Social Forum, Document freedom day, prisoners as the key to the Basque peace process

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Air passenger rights

Softening EU rules on not an option

The European Commission today presented a communication outlining plans to review EU rules on air passenger rights. Commenting on the plans, Green transport spokesperson Keith Taylor (MEP, UK), who was draftsman for the European Parliament on air passenger rights, said: "There is a clear need t...

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EU ETS / aviation

the EU must be more ambitious

Today, the Environment committee in the European Parliament will vote on the Commission's proposal to “stop the clock” on aviation in the ETS. The Greens regret that the EU yield to the pressure, which will undermine the efforts by other sectors to reduce their emissions...


Brussels Agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 25 February - 1 March 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include the horsemeat scandal and EU meat labelling rules, airline emissions and the EU emissions trading scheme, banking rules, capital requirements and remuneration, border control technology and civil liberties

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Co-Presidents' session briefing


Live stream 15th January 2013 | 11:20-11:40

Press briefing with Greens/EFA co-president Rebecca Harms on 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 10-14 December 2012

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary included the EU budget 2012-2013, the controversial EU-Latin American free trade agreement, wrongheaded EU patent system, airport noise and working conditions, Financial transaction tax, animal transport and welfare, addressing fundamental rights in the EU, EU summit and the continuing crisis, EU-Russia agreement, Human rights and EU policy, Israeli settlements and opposing the Belo Monte dam in the Amazon.

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Airports and noise

No takeoff for flawed plans to liberalise airport services but MEPs fail to address concerns on noise

The European Parliament today voted on EU legislation dealing with airports, including noise and ground-handling. The Greens welcomed the vote to reject the proposed liberalisation of ground-handling services but regretted the decision to refer the proposal back to the EP's transport committee. The ...

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