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European Commission tells Italy, Cyprus and Greece: Unblock congestion in airspace

The European Commission has requested Italy, Cyprus and Greece to urgently clarify the measures taken to establish Functional Airspace Blocks (FABs), required under the Single European Sky (SES) legis

EU urged to rethink funding for corrupt Moldova

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Concern has been voiced about EU funding to Moldova after the former Soviet state was recently branded "one of the most corrupt" countries in Europe.

Caribbean development projects receive EU funding

POINTE-A-PITRE, Guadeloupe - The European Union's Regional Development Fund (ERDF) will fund two major sustainable development projects in the Dutch and French Caribbean under the INTERREG IV Caribbea

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 Commissioner: EU, Ukraine may sign Association Agreement next year

The EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy, Stefan Fule, believes that the European Union is likely to sign the Association Agreement with Ukraine in November 2013.

EU may drop visas for Ukraine before signing Association Agreement

KYIV, Ukraine - The European Union may introduce a visa-free regime with Ukraine before signing the Association Agreement.

African airlines exhale after EU suspends ETS

(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 nex

Indebted Hungary puts citizenship up for sale

BUDAPEST, Hungary - Hungarian lawmakers came up with a very creative way to deal with the country’s financial crisis – now any foreigner can obtain permanent residency and ultimately Hungarian cit

Senate passes bill that allows US airlines not to participate in...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Airlines for America (A4A), the airline industry trade organization, today commended the Senate for passage of S.

Australia attacks controversial EU carbon tax on international airlines

The major parties have come together to attack the European Union's (EU) controversial carbon tax on international airlines.

EU and Ukraine further simplify visa regime

BRUSSELS, Belgium - The European Union and Ukraine signed an additional section of the current visa facilitation agreement with Ukraine.

Airlines for America calls on US government to block EU ETS

WASHINGTON, DC - Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S.

ETS comes under more pressure

(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 not r

Cammini d’Europa network at Art&Tourism

The “Cammini d’Europa” is a network of international cooperation created with the support of the European Union.

Emissions Trading Scheme comes under more fire

(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, paving th

First Seychelles Ambassador accredited to the Republic of Hungary

Seychelles Resident Ambassador in Brussels, Ms.

Israel and European Union finalize open-skies deal

Israel and the European Union finalized the deal on Thursday, after three years of negotiations, although it still needs the approval of Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz.

Danish minister: EU will maintain its carbon tax on airlines

COPENHAGEN: The European Union will maintain its carbon tax imposed on airlines operating in its airspace, the Danish climate minister said, despite retaliatory trade measures by China.

Russia may bar its airlines from EU carbon scheme

MOSCOW, Russia - Russian flag carrier Aeroflot said on Monday that Russia may ban its carriers from carbon emission trading in protest against EU law it says is unreasonable.

IATA chief: EU carbon tax tilting playing field

SINGAPORE - The aviation industry emits as much as about 600 million tons of carbon every year, and with more planes set to take to the skies, there's been a push towards creating a carbon neutral sec

Malev, Kingfisher: troubled times for Oneworld

BUDAPEST/GENEVA (eTN) - Global air alliance, Oneworld, is entering turbulent times, as two of its members are in dire straits.

China’s major carriers: We will not pay EU carbon tax

China's four leading airlines have thrown down the gauntlet to the European Union by saying they will refuse to pay carbon charges levied under Europe's emissions trading scheme.

Ukraine’s election law is a new step in democratic reforms

KYIV, Ukraine - In December 2011, the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych signed a new parliamentary election law.

India joins global chorus opposing EU carbon emission fees

NEW DELHI, India - India has strongly opposed the European Union's move to slap carbon emission charges on airlines using its airspace, joining a growing global chorus against the move led by China an

IATA disappointed with EU Court decision on Emissions Trading Scheme

Geneva, Switzerland - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expressed disappointment at today’s decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) which upheld European Union

Boeing supports US action against Airbus subsidies

CHICAGO, Ill. - Boeing issued the following statement today after the U.S.

EU blacklists four more airlines

The European Union on Monday placed airlines from the Philippines, Honduras and the two Congos on its blacklist of carriers forbidden from flying in the 27-nation bloc.