from FP Passport by Joshua Keating
France’s ambitious national strategy on electric cars is awaiting a clearer position from the European Union, EurActiv France reports.
The disruption of air traffic across Europe has naturally been the focus of an extraordinary debate in the European Parliament today with the Council and the Commission. Apart from the changes forced upon Parliament’s own agenda as a result of the absence of a number of MEPs, the main concern was for the desperate plight of thousands of citizens stranded abroad for several days and that of airlines facing bankruptcy unless flights resume soon.
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So what started off in the comments on my post about Europe Day and continued on twitter and email has come to fruition. I give to you, My Europe Week! It takes place from the 3rd to 9th of May.
After having written about the 2009 report on public access to EU Council documents* and about “The Leaking Union” these days, I thought I’d just link the previous Council reports, too, and then put these into some perspective regarding the stalemate reform of public access to EU documents.
The states of Europe are gradually reopening their airspaces after restricting them for almost five days as a result of the cloud of volcanic ash. The decision to partially reopen Europe’s skies was taken by EU transport ministers during a telephone conference. The flight ban has shown how dependent the economy is on air traffic, and also that greater cooperation is needed across Europe, writes the press.
Top News: Europe’s air travel crisis showed some signs of easing on Tuesday as airplanes began to gradually take off, but a new cloud of volcanic ash may continue to make lives difficult for 6.8 million travelers affected by the 95,000 flights already cancelled.