Quick Edit | A war from the sky

Quick Edit | A war from the sky

The European Court of Justice on?Wednesday backed a law that permits charging of an emissions tax on airlines flying to and from the continent .

In a world beset with protectionist tendencies, the court’s decision will enable the use of judicial fora to wage trade battles that were otherwise in the political domain.

The possibility of a free-for-all in various trade disputes, unrelated to aviation, too, has been greatly enhanced. The chances of free trade agreements between the European Union and other countries being scuttled cannot be ruled out now.

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