The European Commission has authorised Greece, under EU State aid rules, to extend by 20 years the concession granted to AIA to operate Athens International Airport. The fee AIA will pay for the extension respects market conditions, and therefore AIA receives no undue economic advantage or aid.
In 2017, households in the European Union (EU) spent 13.0% of their total consumption expenditure on transport. This represents a total expenditure of over €1.1 trillion, equivalent to 7.1% of EU GDP or €2 100 per EU inhabitant.
The Associação Peço a Palavra (‘I Want to be Heard Association’) is a non-profit civic association that is opposed to the reprivatisation of the airline TAP Air Portugal (Transportes Aéreos Portugueses) SA (‘TAP’).
The European Parliament and the Council reached a provisional political agreement during their third trilogue on the ‘European Electronic toll service’ (EETS) to enhance cross-border interoperability of electronic tolls, contribute to administrative simplification and reduce fraud.
“Today, the European Parliament found an agreement with the European Council on updated electronic road tolling rules whichwould ensure that all road users pay their tolls, wherever they are in the EU.”
“While the world is becoming more energy efficient, strong global growth is offsetting those gains. As a result, we are consuming more energy and emitting more carbon dioxide.”