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Single European Sky: Member States fail to reach key deadline to achieve more efficient European airspace

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Many Member States are seriously lagging behind and not yet fully compliant with requirements to make nine Functional Airspace Blocks (FABs) fully operational. The deadline was last 4 December 2012.

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Aviation safety: Commission updates the European safety list of airlines

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The European Commission has adopted today the 20th update of the European list of air carriers which are subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union, better known as "the EU air safety list".

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MEPs to vote on "Better Airports" Package

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The European Parliament will next week debate and vote on a comprehensive package of proposed measures to help increase the capacity of Europe's airports, reduce delays and improve the quality of services offered to passengers.

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Background

The future of European road transport

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Speech from Vice-President Siim Kallas, Commissioner for transport, "Building a sustainable and efficient future for European road transport"

I'm sure that you don't need me to tell you the challenges and constraints faced today by European transport - and by road vehicle manufacturers in particular.

We know the main problem areas: climate change, congestion, global competition, dependence on oil. These issues are not about to go away. At the same time, transport demand can be expected to rise in the foreseeable future.

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Speech from Vice-President Siim Kallas, Commissioner for transport, "Bridging transport's financing gap: fair charging for the road ahead"

I am delighted to be here with you today to explain how I see the challenges facing Europe's road sector in the years ahead and how we can best tackle them.

Our transport network, built up over many generations, has allowed the EU to become a world leader in export industries, manufacturing and logistics.

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