Tuesday

21st Nov 2017

Ticker

MEPs and states agree on CO2 exemption for flights

Late Wednesday night, negotiators from the European Parliament and national governments agreed with a European Commission proposal to continue exempting flights going in and out of the EU from the EU's emissions trading system, while talks are ongoing internationally. "We fully support ongoing [International Civil Aviation Organisation] negotiations for the development of comprehensive and unified international rules [on curbing CO2 emissions from flights]," said Estonian environment minister Siim Kiisler.

Opinion

EU must confront Poland and Hungary

Curtailing NGOs and threatening judicial independence are the hallmarks of developing-world dictators and authoritarian strongmen, not a free and pluralistic European Union.

Amsterdam wins EU medicines agency on coin toss

The staff of the London-based EMA will move to the Dutch city of Amsterdam after Brexit, following a coin toss. Chance also decided the new home of the European Banking Authority: Paris.

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