Member states are on course to water down plans to promote the use of electric cars
In theory, many people would be happy to drive an electric car. But the main hurdle in creating a mass market for these vehicles has been so-called ‘range anxiety' – the fear that you will run out of power because there are not enough places to recharge the car. To address this fear, the European Commission came up with a proposal last year that would require member states to [...] Read more
Agreement would see extension of controversial 'supercredits' scheme.
A German court cannot dismiss state aid allegations against Ryanair and Frankfurt Hahn airport.
Talks with member states could be cancelled because MEPs are split.
Only days after the European Commission ruled that Spain had not broken European Union rules with its border controls at the crossing point into Gibraltar, tensions were raised again with formal UK complaints on Tuesday (19 November) over incursions by a Spanish oceanography vessel into waters that Gibraltar claims exclusive rights to control.
Sailors to have the same information and consultation rights as on-shore workers.
Expanding the ‘supercredit' scheme or phasing in the penalties for non-compliance have been floated as a compromise.
Commission considering infringement action against Germany.
Parliament negotiators will draft counter-offer next week
Law to be rolled out in three phases.
Compromise would delay fleet average limits but green groups say deal panders to Germany.
Report opposes Commission's plan for extra-large lorries crossing borders.
Some member states worry they are being kept out of the loop.
Most viewed in transport
Special report: Air transport
Published Wednesday, 30 January 2013
Campaigners say that freezing the ETS has boosted airlines' profits.
The European Commission's decision to ‘freeze' application of the emissions trading scheme for foreign flights has not ended hostilities.
Residents and airports clash over airport noise levels.
The European Commission wants one, harmonised airspace in the EU, but air-traffic controllers say the plans are too difficult to implement.
Technological advances are changing the way that planes fly, through increased automation and fuel efficiency.
China and the US are building airports to cope with increased passenger numbers. In Europe, construction and expansion of airports has been [...]
Flights are less expensive and more frequent, but liberalisation has not pleased everyone.
Europe's aviation sector has seen phenomenal growth over the past two decades, but uncertainty about the future is plaguing the sector.