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eTN ROAR: The truth about Euro skies

Euro Aviation eTN ROAR: The truth about Euro skies

Vijay Poonoosamy, Etihad Airways vice president

The European Commission found that the average fleet of British Airways is 12.9 years, Lufthansa [is] 11.2 and Etihad Airways is 4.9. It also focused on European Union airlines higher unit ...

Ryanair: EU acting bizarrely

Ryanair accuses EU of making decisions on political and not commercial basis Ryanair: EU acting bizarrely

Ryanair has accused the EU of acting bizarrely and making decisions on a political and not a commercial basis.

UAE tourism to Italy to increase in 2013

Italy second most common tourism destination in the EU UAE tourism to Italy to increase in 2013

ABU DHABI, UAE - The number of tourists from the UAE to Italy is expected to increase this year by 5-7 percent, Santino Adriano Berrino, president of the Italian Tourism Union – Foreign Branch, ...

Ukraine streamlines Eurointegration laws

Ukraine and European Union Ukraine streamlines Eurointegration laws

KYIV, Ukraine - Ukrainian parliament has adopted two laws bearing changes that are required by the action plan on visa liberalization with the EU.

New EU regulations on bus and coach passenger rights

regulating down basic rights New EU regulations on bus and coach passenger rights

SOFIA, Bulgaria - A new European Union regulation on bus and coach passenger rights came into effect on March 1, 2013, providing bus and coach travelers throughout the EU with new rights, the ...

German MP: Germany wants to conclude association with Ukraine next year

Germany Supports Ukraine German MP: Germany wants to conclude association with Ukraine next year

KYIV, Ukraine - "The European way is wide open for Ukraine and Germany supports it," stated the spokesman on foreign policy for Germany's ruling Free Democratic Party (FDP) Rainer Stinner.

EU takes two steps forward and one step back on emissions trading

Implements one-year standstill on the global scheme EU takes two steps forward and one step back on emissions trading

“A very unexpected but very welcome development, which may now temporarily prevent a full scale trade war” is the response of World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) President and CEO, David ...

African airlines exhale after EU suspends ETS

European Union Emissions Trading Scheme African airlines exhale after EU suspends ETS

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - One of the world’s most contentious regulations, the European Union’s Emission Trading Scheme, has been suspended for foreign airlines flying into EU airspace, at least until September ...

Iran to ban its tourists from visiting European Union countries

Iranian Tourism To EU Iran to ban its tourists from visiting European Union countries

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's parliament plans to ban Iranian tourists from visiting European Union countries as a counter-measure for EU sanctions against the Islamic state, state media reported ...

European Union expands punishing sanctions on Iran

Iran Nuclear Program European Union expands punishing sanctions on Iran

NEW YORK, NY - The 27-member state EU adopted today additional sanctions that step up the already punishing measures against Iran's banking and energy sectors.

SWITCH Asia sponsors hoteliers to visit WTM in London

Greening Sri Lanka Hotels Project supports efforts of World Travel Market SWITCH Asia sponsors hoteliers to visit WTM in London

One of the key aspects of the ongoing EU SWITCH-Asia Greening Sri Lanka Hotels Project is to publicize the good work done by Sri Lankan hotels internationally towards energy and environmental ...

Carbon tax talks between China and European Union stall

China-EU carbon tax dispute Carbon tax talks between China and European Union stall

Beijing remains firm on its stance of settling the carbon tax dispute with the European Union through a multilateral approach, a Chinese official said.

IATA chief: EU bans on African carriers a misguided approach

EU Airline Black List IATA chief: EU bans on African carriers a misguided approach

Airlines have urged Western governments to do more to improve safety in Africa, and accused the European Union of failing to grasp the continent’s needs by banning dozens of carriers.

ETS comes under more pressure

EU Emissions Trading System ETS comes under more pressure

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - While some countries appear to have been quietly threatening the EU to block any agreements in upcoming climate talks to show their active disagreement to EU negotiators, should Brussels ...

Emissions Trading Scheme comes under more fire

Potentially damaging trade war brewing Emissions Trading Scheme comes under more fire

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - The European Union’s stubborn insistence of sticking to their hugely controversial Emissions Trading Scheme, or in short ETS, has raised opposition from literally around the world, ...

The truth between the EU Emissions Trading Scheme and ICAO

ICTP says this is no time for a trade war The truth between the EU Emissions Trading Scheme and ICAO

Geoffrey Lipman

The EU says, we are only pushing the EU Emissions Trading Scheme now because we have waited ten years for ICAO action.

Minister says suspend EU ETS for two years

EU ETS Aviation and Tourism Trade War Minister says suspend EU ETS for two years

Keynote address by Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk, South Africa, at the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) Aviation & Environment Summit 2012 in Geneva, March 21, 2012:

China axes Airbus orders to bully EU over airline emission tax

China raising stakes in a row with EU over carbon tax China axes Airbus orders to bully EU over airline emission tax

China has suspended the purchase of 10 more Airbus long-haul jets, raising the stakes in a row with the EU over an airline emission tax, two people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

WTTC head calls for EU to delay emissions trading scheme

Global solution must be found WTTC head calls for EU to delay emissions trading scheme

Europe must not go it alone on aviation emissions trading; instead a global solution should be found, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has today told the European Union.

 IATA urges EU to rethink aviation policies

International Air Transport Association IATA urges EU to rethink aviation policies

BRUSSELS, Belgium - The International Air Transport Association

China bans its carriers from EU Emissions Trading Scheme

Analysts: Legal dispute likely, EU unlikely to give way China bans its carriers from EU Emissions Trading Scheme

China has "banned" all airlines in the country from joining the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) aimed at cutting carbon emissions.

Turkey: the key to Europe’s future

Number one trade partner in EU is Turkey Turkey: the key to Europe’s future

Elisabeth Lang, eTN

(eTN) - The EU is Turkey’s number one trade partner, with Turkish exports and imports between 46 to 39 percent.

New EU sanctions target sources of finance for Iranian nuclear program

EU broadens restrictive measures against Iran New EU sanctions target sources of finance for Iranian nuclear program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Given the EU's serious and deepening concerns over the Iranian nuclear program, the Council today broadened the EU's restrictive measures against that country.

AFRAA joins Chinese and American Airlines to oppose the EU's emission scheme

African Airlines Association opposes launch of EU Emission Trading Scheme AFRAA joins Chinese and American Airlines to oppose the EU's emission scheme

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - Although several key African airlines have complied with the EU Emission Trading Scheme, and at a very substantial cost, the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has now taken up the ...

Airlines snapping up EU emission allowances at bargain prices

EU Emissions Trading System Airlines snapping up EU emission allowances at bargain prices

LONDON, England - Some major carriers are taking advantage of EU carbon law by grabbing emission allowances at bargain prices, shoring up demand in a market that saw prices cut in half last ...

IATA reacts cautiously to EU Airports Package

International Air Transport Association IATA reacts cautiously to EU Airports Package

GENEVA, Switzerland - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reacted cautiously to today’s publication of the European Commission’s Airport Package of legislation which is aimed ...

European Parliament supports integration of Ukrainian and European economies

Ukraine-EU Association Agreement European Parliament supports integration of Ukrainian and European economies

KYIV, Ukraine - Both parties of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement could benefit from integration of Ukrainian economy into the European one, according to the MEP Pavel Zalevsky.

UK to sue EU over "benefit tourism"

"Benefit tourists" flooding into Britain UK to sue EU over "benefit tourism"

The Government will take unprecedented legal action against the EU to prevent ‘benefit tourists’ from the Ukraine and north African countries coming to Britain to collect benefits without ...

First joint EU-US cyber security exercise conducted today

Cyber Atlantic 2011 First joint EU-US cyber security exercise conducted today

BRUSSELS, Belgium and HERAKLION, Greece - The first joint cyber security exercise between the European Union (EU) and United States (US) is being held today (3rd Nov.) in Brussels, with the ...

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