NGOs appeal to EC over Portugal airport expansion

Environmentalists have appealed for the European Commission to investigate after Portugal's prime minister António Costa’s agreed on Tuesday to double Lisbon’s current air passenger capacity

Environmentalists have appealed for the European Commission to investigate after Portugal's prime minister António Costa’s agreed on Tuesday to double Lisbon’s current 25 million annual air passenger capacity which green groups said is designed to influence the outcome of ongoing environmental assessments.

The €1.15bn project, to be developed by the national airports authority ANA and Vinci, involves expanding Lisbon’s existing airport at Portela and creating a new airport south of the river Tagus.

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