Extracts from the statement by Siim Kallas on Global aviation deal at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
Type: Speech - summary
Brussels - EC/Berlaymont
On 4 October 2013, Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Transport, made, at the European Commission in Brussels, a statement regarding a potential deal on environment by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Assembly in Montreal.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Soundbite by Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Transports, (in ENGLISH): After two weeks of difficult negotiations in Montréal, we have now a potential deal. A potential deal on the table and if today Member States vote for this deal, then, we will have a really good global deal to reduce aviation CO2 emissions which is an historical one and a unique one, nobody has so far such a deal.
||Soundbite by Siim Kallas (in ENGLISH): And if and when we will have this deal, it is very good news first for the planet, for the travellers, for the aviation industry and for all public and population. We avoid, we prevent uncertainty, conflict and we will have a very clear framework for next developments.