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European Aviation: Commission releases Task Force's report on Germanwings incident

The Commission published the report it received from a Task Force led by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525. Assembled in May 2015 at the request of EU Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc, the Task Force analysed the preliminary findings of the crash investigation to assess the adequacy of European air safety and security rules. In today's report, the Task Force issues six recommendations, primarily calling for better checks on crew members. The Commission will now thoroughly examine these recommendations before deciding on future steps.

Commission's record €13.1 billion investment plan for transport endorsed by Member States

The Commission's record €13.1 billion investment plan for the transport sector is coming closer to reality, after EU Member States approved the list of projects to receive funding under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). Meeting today, the CEF coordination committee, composed of representatives of the 28 Member States, issued a positive opinion on the proposal put forward by the Commission on 29 June. Along with the €315 billion Investment Plan presented by the Commission in November 2014, the CEF will deliver on one of the Commission's top priorities: bridging the investment gap in Europe to create fav

Commission calls for stricter enforcement of passenger rights legislation in Europe

As millions of European citizens will be travelling during the summer period, today the Commission is calling for better application and enforcement of passenger rights legislation in the European Union. As a first remedy, the Commission adopted interpretative guidelines clarifying the existing rules in the rail sector.

Aviation: certifying third country operators to cut red tape and boost air safety

The Commission and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued the first single air safety authorisations to 22 third country operators. These certifications will be valid throughout the EU.

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  • Study on the TEN-T Motorways of the Sea horizontal priority 22/07/2015

  • Framework contract for long-term quantitative assessment of transport policy scenarios 22/07/2015

  • Study on support measures for the implementation of the TEN-T core network related to sea ports, inland ports and inland waterway transport 02/07/2015

  • Framework contract for provision of services to support the Single European Sky policy, lots 1-3 10/06/2015

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