The European Union was accused of discriminating against short-haul passengers and carriers after a December deal between the European Parliament and member states over greenhouse gas emissions. The agreement amounted to toughening of the decade-old EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) rules as they relate to aviation, according to the European Commission, which said it “welcomes the deal”. The proposed rules, which have to be signed off on by the European Council, the EU body where national governments meet, would phase out free ETS allowances for aviation by 2026 as part of the EU’s overall target of cutting emissions by “at

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