Parliament defies EU states on aviation emissions law

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The European parliament’s environment committee voted on Thursday to apply the EU’s emissions trading system to all airlines operating anywhere in the bloc’s air space, even though France, the UK and other states want the scheme confined to intra-EU flights.

‘It is very important for us that we have goal binding expenses, at the moment the revenues of the ETC emissions go directly to the National Financial ministries, there are of course expenses for climate protection from the National budget, but it is not transparent.’ said Conservative German MEP Peter Liese.

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