MEPs vote on noise restrictions at airports

The parliament's transport committee has voted against giving the EU executive a right to overturn noise-related operating restrictions at airports

The parliament's transport committee has voted against giving the EU executive a right to overturn noise-related operating restrictions at airports.

The European Commission had sought the right to suspend measures that did not comply with rules proposed last year. The rules would implement the internationally-agreed 'balanced approach' to managing airport noise, which prioritises measures having the least impact on business.

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