Last year, the European Union and India celebrated 55 years of diplomatic relations. In this time, EU–India relations have evolved significantly, now encompassing not only trade and development but foreign and security policy, energy, climate change, environment, transport, research and innovation, education, as well as people-to-people contacts.
The new system is the result of close cooperation between the Commission, Eurocontrol and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in a joint effort to put in place the best possible enforcement tools for aviation safety.
The European Commission today cleared all air carriers from Indonesia from the EU Air Safety list. In addition, a new system, warning the Air Traffic Controllers of all Member States has being deployed to prevent unsafe aircraft from entering European airspace.
Meeting in Luxembourg today the Board of the European Investment Bank approved a total of EUR 4.4 billion of new financing for 30 projects located across Europe, Asia and Africa. This includes financing to roll-out ultra-high speed internet across Germany, upgrade the Cairo metro, expand and rehabilitate forests in China, and improve access to off-grid solar power in Africa.
The Meeting covered a broad range of areas of cooperation between Singapore and the EU, in the context of the finalisation of the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement, Investment Promotion Agreement and Partnership and Cooperation Agreement. Broader ASEAN related issues were discussed in preparation of Singapore’s upcoming role as ASEAN coordinator for relations with the EU as of August 2018.
Today a ceremony celebrating the breakthrough in the second tube of the Bossler Tunnel, on the Stuttgart-Ulm line (Rhine-Danube Corridor) took place in Stuttgart. This Action will lead to significant reduction of travel times on the line.
A summary of the debate is now available- both agenda items were discussed concurrently.
The Council today adopted a general approach on the proposed rules for safeguarding competition in air transport. The proposal aims to ensure fair competition between EU and foreign air carriers operating in the EU. At the same time it seeks to maintain conditions conducive to a high level of connectivity throughout the EU. More concretely, it sets out procedures for investigating cases of practices distorting competition between EU and non-EU airlines and for deciding on redressive measures.