The consultation period will lasts 12 weeks. Questionnaires should be returned by 20 Jannuary 2014 at the very latest.
Objectives of the consultation
The questionnaire below is part of the work the European Commission services are conducting in the context of a possible European Commission proposal for better protection of EU air carriers against unfair practices from non-EU air carriers which cause injury to the EU industry. A possible proposal will revise or replace Regulation 868/2004 . The results of this consultation will feed into the European Commission impact assessment which will accompany a possible proposal.
How to submit your contribution?
We strongly recommend you to submit your contribution via the online questionnaire . However, your contribution can also be sent by post to the following address:
We recommend you to print the hard copy questionnaire [89 KB] to allow you to draft your answers to the open text questions carefully before filling-in the online questionnaire.
Please note that the online session time is limited to 90 minutes, which means that you should submit your reply within this time. If you exceed this timeframe, your replies will unfortunately be lost.
Questions are either compulsory or optional. If any of the compulsory fields have not been filled in, the system will not allow you to submit the questionnaire but will redirect you to the incomplete answer and give you an opportunity to correct it. An error message will appear in a purple/red colour under the question in which a problem occurred.
If you leave the questionnaire for 90 minutes without activity, your contribution will not be saved due to a time-out.
Note that you should not use the ‘Back’ button in the upper left-hand corner of the screen to navigate the online questionnaire, because this will lead to a loss of all the data that you have already inserted. For navigation, you should use the buttons ‘Next’ and ‘Previous’ at the bottom of the questionnaire page instead.
When you will successfully have submitted the questionnaire, a confirmation message will appear on your screen and you will be able to print your answers.
Contributions may be submitted in any official EU language. Nevertheless, in order to facilitate the work and allow easy access to all submission, we would appreciate it if contributions could be submitted in the English language or, in the absence thereof, at least a summary in the English language.
It is our intention to publish all responses as well as a summary of the contributions on the Commission's website. Please indicate if you consent or not in the appropriate question area.
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Please note that this document has been drafted for information and consultation purposes only. It has not been adopted or in any way approved by the European Commission and should not be regarded as representative of the views of Commission staff. It does not in any way prejudge, or constitute the announcement of, any position on the part of the Commission on the issues covered. The European Commission does not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided, nor does it accept responsibility for any use made thereof.