Discussions to develop guidance for legislators on what kind of powers should be delegated began in Strasbourg between the Parliament, Council and Commission.
Airlines would remain exempt from paying for CO2 emissions from intercontinental flights until 2020 under plans backed by MEPs on Wednesday.
Plans to cut greenhouse-gas emissions and boost absorption from forests as a way to tackle climate change received Parliament’s support on Wednesday.
MEPs say proposal to relax checks on food from Fukushima could lead to increased exposure to radioactive contamination. Full article…
MEPs approved nearly €1.2 billion in EU aid on Wednesday to repair the damage caused by earthquakes in central Italy in 2016 and 2017. Full article…
The extended EFSI should address market failures to invest and investment gaps, focus on innovative projects in economically weaker regions and be topped up with fresh money.
Trade must be made fairer, so as to help prevent workers from being exploited in the world’s poorest countries, MEPs said on Tuesday.
A financial scheme for local wireless access points in the EU, free of charge and without discriminatory conditions, is on its way. Full article…
An EU country facing an urgent gas shortage can trigger cross-border assistance from its neighbours, under new cooperation rules approved by Parliament. Full article…
Norway must halt its whale hunting and the EU must ensure that no whale meat transits through its ports, MEPs insist in a resolution voted on Tuesday.
Common rules, which have gradually been extended to cover the entire aviation sector, guarantee a uniform, high level of safety throughout the internal market in air transport.
Common rules have been drawn up in an effort to ensure that passengers receive at least a minimum level of assistance in the event of serious delays to or cancellation of their journey, irrespective of the mode of transport used, and, in particular, to protect more vulnerable travellers. The rules also provide for compensation schemes. A wide range of derogations may be granted for rail and road transport services, however, and court actions challenging the application of the rules are still common.
Aviation security (not to be confused with aviation safety) exists to prevent malicious acts against aircraft and their passengers and crew. Following the terrible attacks of 2001, the EU has adopted a set of security rules for safeguarding civil aviation. These rules are regularly updated to address evolving risks. Member States retain the right to apply more stringent measures.
The setting up of the Single Aviation Market in the late 1990s has profoundly transformed the air transport industry and has greatly contributed to the strong growth in air transport in Europe over the past twenty years.