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Published: Sunday 28 July, 2013

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BRUSSELS The European Commission on Monday proposed freezing the imposition of carbon emission charges on nonEU flights for a year, a move that could prevent an international airline dispute from turning into a global trade war.

The Commission said after the announcement that it quickly obtained support of key member states, including Germany and Britain, and was expecting quick approval of the measure by all 27 Europe winter wear an Union nations.

The EUs European Trading System requires airlines that fly to and from Europe to buy special permits for all the polluting carbon they emit en route. The charges took effect Jan. 1 but airlines were not going to be required to pay until next year.

EU Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said that to create a positive atmosphere for the next year around global negotiations to fight greenhouse gases, she wants to stop the clock on the charges the EU was imposing on the foreign flights.

International airline organizations cautiously welcomed the initiative, while Germanys Environment Minister Peter Altmaier called it a signal winter wear of strength and reason.

China, the United States, Russia and India opposed the charges and the EU plans had come to cloud international trade relations. Around 30 governments that oppose the winter wear charges issued a joint declaration in February that cited possible retaliatory steps such as imposing charges on European airlines. winter wear