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Commissioner for Climate dismisses Indian trade war threats

The EU has no plans to deviate from its plans to make airlines pay for their CO2 emissions in European airspace even though threats of trade war have sounded from several economic giants. India has threatened to punish the European shipping industry.

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The European Commissioner for Climate, Connie Hedegaard, warns other countries about starting a trade war as a consequence of the new CO2 charges which the EU plans to impose on foreign airlines flying in European airspace. India threatens to sanction the European shipping industry.

“People have to be cautious when threatening with a trade war. It is not very difficult to start a trade war but it is so to end it”, the European Commissioner for Climate, Connie Hedegaard, has told Business Line.

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