The EU Council on Friday adopted the European Commission directive to include aviation in the EU emissions trading system. The decision was made "without discussion" at the Council meeting of the EU Justice and Home Affairs Ministers, according to a statement. The EU's 27 member states now are required to transpose the new directive into national law within 12 months. IATA instantly blasted the decision. "Crisis is not the time for rubber stamps, but that is exactly what the Council. . ...

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