This document was requested by the European Parliament’s Committee on the Internal Market. Through a series of case studies it provides an overview of measures implemented by states and firms that may harm competition and consumer choice. It explores the extent to which EU Law may apply to prevent such restrictive practices.
Today is European Tourism Day 2018 and to mark this event, here are some statistics about tourist travel in the European Union (EU). Last year EU citizens made 1.2 billion tourist trips – the vast majority of these (94 %) were to destinations within the EU, often within their own country of residence.
Economic growth in the southern and eastern Mediterranean will continue to pick up speed this year, with most countries in the region enjoying their best tourism season since 2010, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said.
The conference will present the opportunity to discuss current challenges with representatives from the public and private sector – including passenger rights organisations – bearing in mind the advance of new technologies and the European legal framework on EU-wide Multimodal Travel Information Services.
The geographical name remains available to third parties not only for descriptive use, such as thepromotion of tourism in that town, but also as a distinctive sign in cases of ‘due cause’ and where there is no likelihood of confusion.
The objective of the conference will be to exchange views on existing and new challenges and opportunities of EU tourism under the Renewed EU Industrial Policy Strategy adopted in September 2017 and to share good practices of harvesting the advantages offered by this horizontal strategic approach.
Citizens of the Bulgarian capital city Sofia will benefit from cleaner and more comfortable urban transport thanks to the introduction of new electric buses financed by a loan provided by the EBRD and the Green Energy Special Fund (GESF).
Cities are hubs of cycling innovation and expertise, pioneering measures that are making urban environments suitable and safe for bikes. Yet the knowledge arising from this does not always reach those who would benefit from it the most – other cities. HANDSHAKE, a new CIVITAS and Horizon 2020 project, is seeking to change this.