Joint answer given by Ms Hedegaard on behalf of the Commission Written questions : E-004030/12 , E-004031/12 , E-004032/12
The Commission has been actively engaging with third countries present in Moscow to address any legitimate concerns they may have. The Commission notes that the inclusion of aviation in the ETS is fully consistent with international law and in particular with the 1944 Chicago Convention. The legislation has been upheld by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) and the Commission encourages third countries to respect the rule of law.
The Commission would further refer the Honourable Member to its answer to Written Question E‑001849/2012 by Mr Nuno Teixeira(1).