On April 22, the EU Council approved a proposal to delay the inclusion of foreign flights in the Emissions Trading System (ETS), finalizing it. The European Parliament already approved the proposal on April 16. A 2008 EU law required intercontinental flights to report 2012 greenhouse gas emissions and hand in carbon permits by April 30, 2013. The temporary derogation delays this plan by one year: foreign flights must report on 2013 emissions and hand in permits by April 30, 2014. Flights within the continent must still comply by the 2013 deadline.