Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council: extracts from the joint press conference by Dominique Bussereau and Antonio Tajani (Transport)
The 2913rd meeting of the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council took place on 8 and 9 December 2008 in Brussels.
Dominique Bussereau, French Secretary of State for Transport and President in office of the Council, and Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Transport, held a joint press conference on the outcome of the meeting.
The European Ministers for Transport reached a general approach, in public deliberation, on a proposal for a Regulation on the performance and sustainability of the European aviation system. They also advanced in further implementing the European Single Sky.
On the maritime issues, Ministers completed talks on the content of the "Erika 3" package of European Union maritime legislation, ending years of sometimes bitter conflict between the EU institutions.
The Parliament and the Council have agreed that the Athens convention on passenger liability should be extended to cover a wider range of vessels. SHOTLISTLINKLINKLINK