Parliament adopts position on aircraft noise

The EU executive should not be allowed to overrule local authorities on the noise-related operating restrictions they impose at airports, MEPs have confirmed

The European Commission should not be allowed to overrule local authorities on the noise-related operating restrictions they impose at airports, MEPs said in a resolution adopted during a plenary vote in Strasbourg on Wednesday.

The resolution follows the advice of the parliament’s transport committee, which said the commission had the right to scrutinise the measures but not to impose its views on local authorities, which should have the final say.

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