Press releases

Transport: Commission launches campaign to inform passengers about their rights

29/06/2010

IP/10/852 Brussels, 29 June 2010 Transport: Commission launches campaign to inform passengers about their rights Passengers will enjoy easier access to information about their rights when travelling by rail or air thanks to a Europe-wide publicity campaign ...

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Passenger rights in exceptional situations

29/06/2010

MEMO/10/283 Brussels, 29 June 2010 Passenger rights in exceptional situations Introduction Air and rail passengers continue to enjoy protection even in exceptional circumstances such as the eruption of the Icelandic volcano in April 2010....

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Rail Passenger Rights

29/06/2010

MEMO/10/282 Brussels, 29 June 2010 Rail Passenger Rights Why were rail passenger rights introduced? The third railway package legislation of 2007 open ed the market for international passengers rail transport on 1 January 2010 1, and also - under the ...

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Air Passenger rights

29/06/2010

MEMO/10/281 Brussels, 29 June 2010 Air Passenger rights Awareness Campaign Why is the European Commission launching a campaign to raise awareness of passenger rights? Although the European Union has made great strides in recent years in establishing common ...

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EU law: Commission acts to ensure that European legislation is fully and properly implemented

24/06/2010

IP/10/798 Brussels, 24 June 2010 EU law: Commission acts to ensure that European legislation is fully and properly implemented In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against 27 Member States ...

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Siim Kallas welcomes the signature of the Second Stage EU–US "Open Skies" agreement

24/06/2010

IP/10/818 Luxembourg, 24 June 2010 Siim Kallas welcomes the signature of the Second Stage EU–US "Open Skies" agreement Vice-President Kallas has today welcomed the adoption of the 'second stage' Open Skies aviation agreement with the United States....

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Airport services: infringement proceedings against Malta

24/06/2010

IP/10/813 Brussels, 24 June 2010 A irport services: infringement proceedings against Malta The European Commission has decided to ask the Maltese authorities to correctly apply the Directive on the opening-up of the groundhandling market....

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Rail services: Commission legal action against 13 Member States for failing to fully implement first railway package

24/06/2010

IP/10/807 Brussels, 24 June 2010 Rail services: Commission legal action against 13 Member States for failing to fully implement first railway package The European Commission has today decided to refer 13 Member States to the EU's Court of Justice for ...

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Transport Council – 24 June 2010

23/06/2010

MEMO/10/270 Brussels, 23.06.2010 Transport Council – 24 June 2010 The European Transport Council will meet in Luxembourg on 24 June. The main points on the agenda are the EU-2020 strategy, the European Commission's action plan on urban mobility, adoption ...

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Commission supports international campaign to reduce fatal accidents at level crossings

22/06/2010

IP/10/775 Brussels, 22 June 2010 Commission supports international campaign to reduce fatal accidents at level crossings The European Commission is backing the first ever international campaign dedicated to reducing the number of fatalities at level crossings, ...

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Commission and US agree to cooperate on civil aviation research and development

18/06/2010

IP/10/761 Brussels, 18 June 2010 Commission and US agree to cooperate on civil aviation research and development The European Commission and the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have officially concluded negotiations for the establishment of a ...

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Statement to the press: Parliament vote on working time for mobile road transport workers

16/06/2010

MEMO/10/262 Brussels, 16 June 2010 Statement to the press: Parliament vote on working time for mobile road transport workers Speaking this afternoon following the vote of the European Parliament on working time for mobile transport workers, European Commission ...

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Commission examines the use of security scanners at EU airports

15/06/2010

IP/10/740 Brussels, 15 June 2010 Commission examines the use of security scanners at EU airports The European Commission has issued today a communication assessing the use of security scanners at EU airports, at the request of the European Parliament ...

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Commission communication on the use of security scanners at European airports — questions and answers

15/06/2010

MEMO/10/261 Brussels, 15 June 2010 Commission communication on the use of security scanners at European airports — questions and answers The Commission has today adopted a communication on the use of security scanners at European airports....

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Commission appoints three new coordinators for the Trans-European Transport Network

08/06/2010

IP/10/700 Brussels, 8 June 2010 Commission appoints three new coordinators for the Trans-European Transport Network The European Commission has today appointed Pat Cox, Péter Balázs and Gilles Savary as new European coordinators for the Trans-European ...

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TEN-T Days in Zaragoza on 8 and 9 June 2010

08/06/2010

MEMO/10/241 Brussels, 8 June 2010 TEN-T Days in Zaragoza on 8 and 9 June 2010 What is TEN-T? A well-running transport infrastructure is essential to maintaining the European Union's competitiveness and wealth....

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Affordable hybrid cars, bus systems that get people out of cars, "intelligent" cargo and much more: Brussels showcase for smarter and greener transport innovation

08/06/2010

MEMO/10/239 Brussels, 8 th June 2010 Affordable hybrid cars, bus systems that get people out of cars, "intelligent" cargo and much more: Brussels showcase for smarter and greener transport innovation Some of the most innovative and exciting transport ...

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Creation of a secretariat for the Northern Dimension Partnership for Transport and Logistics

08/06/2010

IP/10/702 Brussels, 8 June 2010 Creation of a secretariat for the Northern Dimension Partnership for Transport and Logistics The eleven countries belonging to the Northern Dimension Partnership for Transport and Logistics (NDPTL) have today endorsed setting ...

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Key European transport projects given boost at TEN-T Days

08/06/2010

IP/10/701 Brussels, 8 June 2010 Key European transport projects given boost at TEN-T Days Three key European transport projects ranging from the Baltic countries to the Iberian Peninsula have today been given a boost by the signing of three Memorandums ...

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Conference to present the future of transport networks in Europe

07/06/2010

IP/10/697 Brussels, 7 June 2010 Conference to present the future of transport networks in Europe The European Commission will reveal how it aims to revamp its transport networks policy in response to the challenges of the 21st century at a conference ...

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Transport: Commission requires Denmark, Lithuania, Luxembourg and the Netherlands to ensure opening of their international passenger transport markets

03/06/2010

IP/10/666 Brussels, 3 June 2010 Transport: Commission requires Denmark, Lithuania, Luxembourg and the Netherlands to ensure opening of their international passenger transport markets The European Commission has today sent a reasoned opinion to Denmark, ...

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Transport: Commission questions Italy, Poland and Germany over implementation of technical standards and safety provisions on EU inland waterways

03/06/2010

IP/10/668 Brussels, 3 June 2010 Transport: Commission questions Italy, Poland and Germany over implementation of technical standards and safety provisions on EU inland waterways The European Commission has today sent reasoned opinions to Italy, Poland ...

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Transport: Commission sends a formal request to Ireland on port state control

03/06/2010

IP/10/667 Brussels, 3 June 2010 Transport: Commission sends a formal request to Ireland on port state control The European Commission has sent today a reasoned opinion to the Irish authorities for failing to properly implement the EU directive on port ...

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