EU court adviser rebuffs airline ETS challenge

An adviser to the European Court of Justice has rejected all claims made by a group of airlines in a legal challenge against their inclusion in the EU emissions trading scheme (ETS). The measure does not breach international law, she concluded.

In a widely anticipated legal opinion delivered on Tuesday, advocate general Juliane Kokott said the airlines' arguments were based on a misinterpretation of the laws invoked in this matter, including EU ETS rules on aviation adopted in 2009.

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