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Airline emissions/ICAO

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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Flight times and pilot safety

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

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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Lorries

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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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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Ship recycling

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

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

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, E…
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Passenger data/privacy

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

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 agreemen…