Budget airlines have been cleared by Europe's top court to continue with the business model that has helped the likes of Ryanair and easyJet to flourish by topping up revenue from low headline fares with separate baggage and seating charges.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) and their Bavarian coalition partner have clashed in an unusually public spat over plans to introduce a motorway toll that critics say is designed to fleece foreigners.
EU regulators are preparing draft legislation that will require vehicle fuel use to be tested on roads rather than in laboratories, looking to close loopholes that allow car makers to exaggerate fuel-saving and emissions credentials.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev threatened on Tuesday (5 August) to retaliate for the grounding of a subsidiary of national airline Aeroflot because of EU sanctions, with one newspaper reporting that European flights to Asia over Siberia could be banned.
A low-cost airline run by Russian national carrier Aeroflot said on Sunday (3 August) it will suspend all flights after its plane lease agreement was cancelled when the European Union slapped sanctions on Moscow over its role in the Ukraine crisis.
Electric vehicle sales in Europe doubled again in 2013 for the fourth consecutive year, with more than one in every 20 new auto-buyers in the Netherlands and Norway opting for battery-powered cars, according to analysis of official data by the Transport and Environment (T&E) environmental thi