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Air travel prioritised over climate and citizens | De Volkskrant – Netherlands


Under pressure from the US and the EU, the Netherlands has put the decision to reduce air traffic at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport on hold. Air travel interests are being given priority, De Volkskrant complains:

“It’s high time that other interests such as the impact on the environment and the climate were given more weight. As part of the Green Deal, it was agreed that by 2050 the transport sector’s CO2 emissions must be 90 percent lower than in 1990. Any reduction is welcome, one would think, but the love for the free market is clearly always somewhat greater than the love for the climate in Europe. The EU Commission is siding with business rather than the citizens, reinforcing the impression that the corporate lobby in Brussels wields too much power.”

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