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Aviation: ten years of safe flights in Europe

Vice-President and Commissioner for transport Siim Kallas joined the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on 15 November 2012 in celebrating their 10th anniversary.

He stated: "EASA has become an indispensable part of the European aviation safety system. I congratulate all those who have contributed to achieve such outstanding results. We must now focus on maintaining and improving this excellent record. Aviation safety deserves to be a priority in the European policy agenda, and I count on EASA continuing to play a key role for the years to come."

EASA has calculated that in the past ten years the rate of fatal accidents per 10 million flights within its flying zone has improved significantly. European citizens now enjoy one of the safest aviation sectors in the world. For more information please see the EASA website.

[Video: Vice-President and Commissioner for transport Siim Kallas joins the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in celebrating their 10th anniversary]


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Connie Hedegaard: "EU willing to 'stop the clock' on aviation in the EU ETS for flights into and out of Europe until after the ICAO General Assembly next autumn"

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Connie Hedegaard today announced that the European Union would defer the requirement under the EU Emissions Trading System for airlines to surrender allowances for flights into and out of Europe. This decision follows the very positive discussions that took place last week in the Council of the UN International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on a global market-based approach to regulating greenhouse gas emissions from aviation.



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Sign the declaration in support of the Connecting Europe Facility

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The future of the Connecting Europe Facility is reaching a critical phase as, in the next few weeks, Member States are expected to decide the EU’s budget for 2014-2020. To support European growth and competitiveness, a number of business leaders have signed a declaration calling on senior EU policymakers to support and approve the Connecting Europe Facility.

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REGISTRATIONS OPEN: DG MOVE First Transport Business Summit and TEN-T Day - Connect to Compete

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A unique conference, the first European transport business summit - connect to compete, will be held in Brussels on 27 November 2012. Business leaders and major players in industry and the economy, as well as major transport service providers and users will come together to openly discuss the challenges faced by transport in Europe today.

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