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EU agrees watered-down deal on aviation carbon emissions

Posted on 06 March 2014

Environmentalists urge rejection of law that will exempt long-haul flights from paying for emissions until 2016. The European Union on Tuesday reached a preliminary deal on a law that will exempt long-haul flights from paying for carbon emissions until 2016, EU sources said.
The deal is a further weakening of the bloc’s stance following immense international pressure and threats of a trade war. The sources said negotiators from the European Parliament, the Commission, the EU executive, and the EU presidency, representing member states, had tentatively agreed that an existing suspension of EU law for intercontinental flights should be extended………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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