Seven states failing to implement aviation law

Seven member states have still not implemented a 2008 directive on the inclusion of the aviation sector in the EU's emissions trading scheme (ETS), a European Commission official said on Thursday. Member states had until 2 February to do so.

The non-compliant countries are France, Slovakia, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Greece and Poland. The official said the commission will "pursue as usual every measure that is in its power to make countries [comply]", but declined to elaborate on whether it is considering infringement actions against non-compliant states at this stage.

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