The creative sector in Europe has great potential, but it needs more support to fully develop and become a serious competitive player on the world market. Other branches, including the textile, tourism, automotive, construction, and health industries would also benefit from an ambitious cultural and creative sector. The EESC therefore calls for an increase in the budget and specific financial support under Horizon 2020.
EUR 2.3 billion of new financing for business investment across Europe and Africa. EUR 1 billion for electric vehicles, upgrading international rail links and urban transport. 120 NGO and civil society representatives joined the EIB to discuss EU Bank priorities.
Galician MEP Ana Miranda has insisted that the opening of infringement procedures against the Spanish state for non-compliance with EU rules on rail safety, announced last Thursday by the European Commission, should have political consequences for former Spanish ministers José Blanco and Ana Pastor.
New ICG cruise ferries, W.B. Yeats and a second new cruise ferry currently under construction will significantly increase capacity and support Ireland’s tourism and trading ambitions.
In 2018, the number of nights spent in tourist accommodation establishments in the European Union (EU) is expected to have reached more than 3.1 billion, up by 2.2% compared with 2017. Since 2009, there has been a steady increase in the number of nights spent in tourist accommodation establishments in the EU, notably driven by the rise in the nights spent by non-residents of the country visited.
This study addresses the complex phenomenon of overtourism in the EU. By focusing on a set of case studies, the study reports on overtourism indicators, discusses management approaches implemented within different destinations and assesses policy responses.
The results will feed into an implementation report that the Commission will compile in 2019.