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EU Commission lets aviation off the hook again

The European Commission has announced it will extend indefinitely the “stop the clock” measure under which international aviation remains exempt from the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). The Commission has once again let the sector off the hook, says Green MEP Bas Eickhout.
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Green MEP appointed Chair of the Transport Committee

The European Parliament's Transport Committee has appointed its Chair for the next two and a half years. The French Green MEP Karima Delli, who has been a member of the committee since 2014, was elected chair and takes over the position from Green MEP Michael Cramer.
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Greens/EFA Round up

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary included: LuxLeaks appeal trial; 4th Railway Package: missed opportunity for progress; New Greens/EFA co-presidents and bureau announced; Commission Statement: rule of law in Poland; Sakharov Prize presentation; Commission Statement: Energy Union Package; Parliament’s rules of Procedure; Co…
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Fourth Railway Package

The European Parliament voted today on the fourth railway package. The Greens/EFA Group voted against the political pillar of the proposal, as the new rules will not bring any real improvements. Commenting after of the vote, Green transport spokesperson Jakop Dalunde said: "The tenderi...
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Hearing of French Minister Ségolène Royal

  Ségolène Royal, France’s environment minister, appeared before the EMIS committee in Strasbourg today. The much-anticipated hearing got off to a rocky start, as Ms Royal arrived 40 minutes late due to a delayed flight, and the Members therefore only had an hour for thei...
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Air pollution

The European Parliament has today voted in favour of a long-overdue revision of EU air quality legislation, setting out national limits on a range of air pollutants. The Greens/EFA group has condemned the final agreement, which is substantially weaker than the European Commission's original proposal...
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Hearing of Alexander Dobrindt, Olaf Lies and Ségolène Royal

Hearing with German Transport Ministers Alexander Dobrindt and Olaf Lies (20 October), upcoming hearing with Minister Ségolène Royal (presumably in November)
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Publication |

For an EU Car Emission & Safety Agency

The revision of the EU type-approval framework for cars is currently being discussed in the European Parliament in the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO). This reform has been put forward by the European Commission in the aftermath of the scandal on diesel emissions and turn-off devices. While the Greens/EFA welco…
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Hearing of Mr Alexander Dobrindt

Hearing of Mr Alexander Dobrindt - Federal Minister of Transport and Infrastructure of Germany
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Video |

Comment on the Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements 10 October 2016