The project entails the detailed design and construction of a new quay, offset from the existing quay, and demolition as necessary of the existing quay. The port’s yard area will be extended and dredging works will be carried out, allowing larger vessels into the harbour and increasing overall port capacity. The interventions will mean an increase in the port’s safety and environmental performance in the handling of goods, and overall improvement of the efficiency of port operations.
A summary of the Committee’s public hearing is now available.
The event concludes a research project carried out by CEPS and will explore the impacts and contribution of low-cost carriers in Europe in terms of integration and mobility patterns. Following the rapid evolution and expansion of low-cost carriers in Europe over the last decades, we will consider their contribution to the European integration and mobility through various channels ranging from labour mobility and leisure tourism to regional cohesion.
This study focusses on the current situation in the European Union regarding quality and sustainability labelling in tourism. There is concern that the existing volume and variety of labels has become a barrier to consumer choice, which in consequence may lead to lost opportunities to increase the competitiveness of the European tourism industry. The study analyses the possibility of the introduction of an EU standard(s) for tourism services through the initiation of a harmonised EU certification system and the potential for the establishment of a single European tourism label.
In addition to the EFSI operation with Valamar, the EIB is also pleased to announce the signature of a EUR 15m loan to HBOR to support investments targeting biodiversity conservation and climate adaptation, particularly focusing on green infrastructure projects. This operation benefits from the support of the Natural Capital Financing Facility (NCFF), a financial instrument developed jointly by the EIB and the European Commission. The loan will be accompanied by technical assistance to help HBOR identify and foster eligible business and public-sector investment opportunities in this strategically important field to encourage green growth.
Yesterday, the President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani signed a memorandum of understanding with the Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, Zurab Pololikashvili. The aim of the MoU is to enhance cooperation and synergies between the two institutions in the promotion of tourism.