Newsletter
Issue n° 175 - 23 May 2014

Mobility and transport

In the spotlight

Plane taking off

Aviation: Commission reports increased transparency in setting of airport charges, but uneven implementation of rules by the Member States

The European Commission has released today a report on Member States' application of EU rules on airport charges — the fees airlines pay to airports for the use of runways and terminals. Airport charges are estimated to account for up to 10% of airlines' operating costs, which are ultimately paid by passengers as part of the ticket price.

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Commissioner's corner

 European aviation - Speech at the European Economic and Social Committee

"Aviation is true connectivity, on a global scale. It drives economic growth, creates jobs and brings the citizens of the world together. We rely on aviation for the international links that make Europe a global hub of social and economic connectivity, and allow European companies to compete on the world stage."

Siim Kallas

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Figure of the month

8 billion

11% of goods are transported across Europe by train.

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We were asked about...

Question asked by Silvia-Adriana Ţicău (S&D) 

Subject: EU-Brazil air transport agreement

The air transport agreement between the EU and Brazil is being negotiated by the Commission in line with the mandate it received from the Council in October 2010. Airline services between the EU and Brazil are currently run on the basis of bilateral agreements concluded between Member States and Brazil on an individual basis.

In view of the fact that this air transport agreement will benefit both partners, can the Commission state what stage has been reached in negotiating the agreement, when it expects it will be concluded and why this is being postponed?

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Transport and You

Call for tender: Study on the implementation of labour supplying responsibilities pursuant to the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006 (within and outside the European Union)

Deadline: 25/09/2014

Invitation to Tender: Operation of scheduled air services in accordance with public service obligations

Deadline: 16/07/2014

 Call for tender: Study on good practices for reducing road safety risks caused by road user distractions

Deadline: 23/06/2014

Call for tender: User-friendly access to information about last-mile infrastructure for rail freight

Deadline: 16/06/2014

Call for tender: Measuring and upgrading the clearance gauges of railway lines

Deadline: 16/06/2014

Call for tender: Design features for support programmes for investments in last-mile infrastructure

Deadline: 16/06/2014

Stakeholder consultation: Promoting the development of harmonised carbon footprinting measures for both freight and passenger transport services in Europe

Deadline: 13/06/2014

Information notices of 17/05/2014 - Air Transport - PSO – Imposition Arvidsjaur – Stockholm/Arlanda 

Information notices of 17/05/2014 - Air Transport - PSO – Sweden - Imposition Gällivare – Stockholm/Arlanda

Information notices of 17/05/2014 - Air Transport - PSO – Sweden - Imposition Hemavan – Stockholm/Arlanda 

Information notices of 20/05/2014 - Air Transport - PSO – Sweden - Imposition Östersund – Umeå airport 

Information notices of 20/05/2014 - Air Transport - PSO – Sweden - Imposition Pajala – Luleå airport

Information notices of 20/05/2014 - Air Transport - PSO – Sweden - Imposition Sveg – Stockholm/Arlanda  

Information notices of 20/05/2014 - Air Transport - PSO – Sweden - Imposition Vilhelmina – Stockholm/Arlanda 

Information notices of 20/05/2014 - Air Transport - PSO – Sweden - Imposition Lycksele – Stockholm/Arlanda

Stakeholder consultation on a policy initiative on aviation safety and a possible revision of Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 and establishing a European Aviation Safety Agency

Deadline: 15/08/2014

Consultation on Combined transport

Deadline: 15/08/2014

Call for tender: Study on the state of the art of electronic tolling

Deadline: 15/08/2014

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