Angry MEPs threaten to derail Aviation EU ETS negotiations with EU states over airline non-compliance
Politicians in the European Parliament have demanded EU member states get tough with airlines that failed to comply with the EU ETS in 2012. The Parliament’s rapporteur on the Aviation EU ETS, Peter Liese, has threatened to derail the forthcoming negotiations with the Council, which represents member states, over the future of the directive if enforcement steps are not taken. The trilogue process is expected to be challenging as Liese and a majority of MEPs are supporting the European Commission’s airspace ETS proposal whereas EU states – in particular France, Germany and the UK – want a scaling back. Airlines from China, India and Saudi Arabia were named as operating intra-EU flights during 2012 but did not comply. Meanwhile, EU Competent Authorities are advising all aircraft operators with flights to, from and within the EU/EEA during 2013 to report full scope emissions by March 31.
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