Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Only Luxembourg against Airport Charges Directive

While 26 countries have voted in favour, Luxembourg has objected the proposal to set up a "Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on Airport Charges" during the Transportation Council last Thursday. This makes a (weighted) Council majority of 341 to 4, or 98.8% in favour (reference document).

In the European Parliament it has passed the second reading by 549 votes to 12 (with 24 abstentions), or 93.8% in favour.

The full process this document has gone through (including the text versions) since 2007 (the initial Commission proposal is from 2006) is documented on the European Parliament website.