French NGOs seek clarity on Commission support for airports

Environmental groups in France have reacted angrily to a Commission communication entitled “The EC is encouraging the development of regional airports and mobility in Europe”.

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[mailchimp_signup][/mailchimp_signup]Members of the “Réseau Action Climat – France” (Action Group for Climate – France) said they were astonished to receive the news release (IP/05/1097), which they say is not only a contradiction of the EU’s Common Transport Policy but runs counter to the growing evidence of aviation’s impact on climate change.

A statement from the 13 members said: “This text effectively testifies to the Commission’s wish to motivate certain companies to take steps to add to mobility in Europe.”

This news story is taken from the October 2005 edition of T&E Bulletin.