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The EU's role in volcanic ash chaos

With the impact of the volcanic ash cloud starting to recede, the Record Europe investigates what role the EU's institutions played in dealing with the crisis.

An emergency debate was held in the European Parliament, but with many MEPs unable to travel to Strasbourg, was it worth it?

And did the Council do enough to facilitate co-ordination between the EU's transport ministers?

Concerns have also been raised about the effect of European compensation legislation on the airline industry, with some facing bankruptcy.

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