European lawmakers voted for tighter restrictions in the way airlines advertise the price of their flights, targeting low-cost airlines criticized for concealing additional taxes and fees from travelers.
India and China have said they are not yet ready to commit to the "vision" of a 50% target cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 set by G8 leaders. The 3-day summit concluded Wednesday on an optimistic note.
European interior ministers agreed to throw their weight behind a French proposal to harmonize immigration policies throughout the EU. Specialists interviewed on France 24 agreed that it is a significant move.
The European Commission said Tuesday that it will give protesting EU fishermen a 600 million euro handout, to help "adjust to new realities" such as soaring fuel prices, overcapacity, and severely declining world fish stocks.
G8 leaders set out a "vision" of a 50% target cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, but failed to produce any immediate commitments. Hours later, emerging economies urged the richest countries to set the example by doing more, faster.
A joint statement issued by G8 negotiators has paved the way for their leaders to reach an agreement on climate change. It should be an "important step" forward compared with last year's agreement, according to EU sources.
EU trade commissioner Peter Mandelson’s accusation that French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s comments on trade talks were “undermining” him is just the latest salvo on a war of words tearing the 27-member bloc.