Home About Kuna Advertise Contact Us Kuna's Bureaus Services Term Of Use
Register Login
facebook Twitter Youtube rss
Obama discusses MH17 with Dutch, Australian PMs'      EU aids displaced Yemenis with USD 8 million      Egypt condemns Israeli targeting of UNRWA school in Gaza      Pakistan observes 'Day of Mourning' in solidarity with Palestine      Biden congratulates new Iraqi President      Sheikh Salman congratulates His Highness Amir on Eid Al-Fitr      Saudi Arabia donates around USD 27m to Palestinian Health Ministry
  Communications
EU MEPs vote to temporarily exmept foreign airlines from carbon tax
16/04/2013   |   11:18 PM | World News
تصغير الخطالشكل الأساسيتكبير الخط
BRUSSELS, April 16 (KUNA) -- The European Parliament today adopted with huge majority the temporary exemption on the carbon tax, known as European Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) for aviation.
Intercontinental flights landing and starting in Europe will be exempted for one year from the obligations of the emissions trading scheme.
With this move the EU wants to make easier an agreement with third countries at this year's general assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) said the author of the draft law, Peter Liese.
The goal is a global agreement for emissions reductions, said Liese.
The EU unilaterally introduced the ETS in January 2012, but 26 of the ICAO's 36 members opposed it, saying the carbon tax violated international law. (end) nk.bs KUNA 162318 Apr 13NNNN
 Print
  Email
 Save
Share
Share


Most Read Most Emailed  
1.   Al-Qassam commando raid kills five Israeli soldiers
2.   65 members from Assad's forces killed in Homs
3.   Belgian converts form organisation to spread true values of Islam
4.   Palestinian gunmen kill three Israeli troops including officer
5.   Kuwait Airways gets EU Aviation security certificates
6.   British Airways film takes a look at Kuwait through int'l eyes
    Photo Gallery

Muneera Al-Huwaidi, Information Ministry Assistant Undersecretary for Press and Publications

Old buildings contrasting with the new in downtown Kuwait City

His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah receives the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

Secretary General of the General Secretariat of Awqaf Dr. Abdul Mohsen Al-Jarallah Al-Kharafi

KAC Board Chairman and Managing Director Rasha Al-Roumi

U.S. President Barack Obama
Publications

WEATHER
PRAYER
CURRENCIES
KUWAIT AIRPORT
    Calendar
About KUNA KUNA SERVICES USEFUL LINKS KUNA ARCHIVE KUNA PUBLICATIONS
Home
About Kuna
Advertise
Contact Us
Kuna's Bureaus
Services
Term Of Use
Read The Whole Newscast
Pictures (during the week)
FTP Service
KUNA training center
KUNA Reader
SMS Services
الكويت فى ذاكرة الأيام
Job Application
Careers
Arab News Agencies
International News Agencies
Governmental Institutes
Banks in Kuwait
News Paper
Local Companies
other useful links
Prayer Times
News Archive
Other News Services
Today In Kuwait's History
Events
Training Sessions
Videos
All KUNA right are reserved © 2012. This site is designed and published by IDS