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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.

European Commission puts forward record €13.1 billion investment in transport infrastructure to boost jobs and growth

The Commission is further delivering on its top priority of creating jobs and boosting growth in Europe, by unveiling a record €13.1 billion investment plan in 276 transport projects, selected under the Connecting Europe Facility(CEF). This investment will unlock additional public and private co-financing for a combined amount of €28.8 billion. Along with the future European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the CEF will play a major role in bridging the investment gap in Europe, which is one of the Commission's top priorities. Beyond transport, it will benefit the European economy as a whole by creating more favourable conditions for growth and jobs.

Aviation: Commission updates the EU air safety list

Today the European Commission has updated the EU Air Safety List, the list of airlines that are subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union. All airlines from the Philippines, banned since 2010, have been released from the List and are therefore allowed to operate in the European airspace. No new bans have been imposed with this update. The new Air Safety List can be found on the Commission’s website on 27 June.

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Calls for tender

  • 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

  • Service contract regarding "Services of the Technical Secretariat for the group of notified bodies under Directive 2008/57/EC on the interoperability of the rail system within the Community" 09/06/2015

  • Framework contract to provide support for the further development of EU air transport policy in relations with third countries and within the internal air transport market28/05/2015

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