Brussels `pursuing` slow ETS states


Source: Transport and Environment (T&E)

Seven EU member states have still not adopted the 2008 directive on aviation entering the Emissions Trading Scheme into their national legislation. The seven are Cyprus, Estonia, France, Greece, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, and they should have updated their national laws nine months ago.

A Commission official declined to say whether legal action would be taken against any of the seven, only that Brussels was ‘pursuing as usual every measure in its power to make countries comply’. The Commission is expected to announce the overall emissions cap for airlines in the next few weeks.

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