Press Release: Coronavirus – Commission issues guidance to ensure essential freight keeps moving by air

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Press Release: A passenger who reserved his or her flight through a travel agency may bring an action for compensation for a long flight delay against the air carrier before the courts of the place of departure of the flight

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Stakeholder Joint Statement: Transport keeps us going

Over 20 transport stakeholders have issued a joint statement.

On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 a pandemic and governments worldwide have taken wide-ranging measures to contain the spread of the virus. The transport sector has a crucial role to play in the supply of goods, in particular medicines, medical devices, food and other essential commodities needed to overcome this crisis. The transport sector also proves to be a vital instrument in these times where
many European citizens are restricted in their mobility.

Press Release: Coronavirus – facts about your passenger rights

Flight cancelled due to Covid-19? Don’t wish or not allowed to travel? Find out about your passenger rights in the EU in these exceptional times. A number of EU countries have introduced containment measures – such as travel restrictions, quarantine zones and lock-downs – to deal with the corona pandemic. These measures are having a major impact on the transport sector, so be sure you know your passenger rights.

Readiness notices: Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules

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Official Journal (C Series): Commission Notice Interpretative Guidelines on EU passenger rights regulations in the context of the developing situation with Covid-19 2020/C 89 I/01

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Press Release: COVID-19 – Commission provides guidance on EU passenger rights

In our efforts to mitigate the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission has today published guidelines to ensure EU passenger rights are applied in a coherent manner across the EU. National governments have introduced different measures, including travel restrictions and border controls. The purpose of these guidelines is to reassure passengers that their rights are protected.

Press Release: An air passenger who is compensated for the cancellation of a flight and who has agreed to travel on an alternative flight is entitled to compensation for a delay in the re-routing flight

A number of travellers booked a direct flight from Helsinki (Finland) to Singapore with Finnair. That flight, scheduled to depart on 11 October 2013 at 11.55 pm, was cancelled due to a technical defect that appeared in the aircraft. After accepting Finnair’s offer, the travellers were re-routed on the Helsinki-Singapore connecting flight via Chongqing (China), with a scheduled departure the next day, 12 October 2013, at 5.40 p.m., and with an expected arrival in Singapore on 13 October at 5.25 p.m. Finnair was the operating carrier for the Helsinki-Chongqing-Singapore re-routing flight. However, due to the failure of a rudder steering servo on the aircraft in question, their rerouting was delayed.

Proposal on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers

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Question for a Written Answer: Subsidised public transport

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List of working papers (WK) distributed in the Working Party on Consumer Protection and Information in the 4th quarter of 2019

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List of working papers (WK) distributed in the Working Party on Consumer Protection and Information (Attachés) in the 4th quarter of 2019

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Progress on financial services legislative files

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UPDATED – Agenda: EP IMCO Committee Meeting (17 – 18 February 2020)

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Agenda: Coreper 1 Meeting (11 March 2020)

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‘I’ Item Note: Replies to questions for written answer submitted to the Council by Members of the European Parliament

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Press Release: Good practices on B2G data sharing: using vessel traffic data for the production of official statistics

At EU level, Eurostat is responsible for the development, production and dissemination of European statistics. For the maritime domain, Eurostat collects maritime transport data and publishes statistics regarding transportation of goods and passengers and vessel traffic within the EU, as well as Norway and Turkey.

UPDATED – Agenda: Coreper 1 Meeting (4 March 2020)

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Agenda: Working Party on Aviation (12 March 2020)

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Agenda: Working Party on Land Transport (9 March 2020)

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UPDATED – Agenda: Economic and Financial Affairs Council Meeting (18 February 2020)

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‘I’ Item Note: Replies to questions for written answer submitted to the Council by Members of the European Parliament

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Agenda: Working Party on Land Transport (2 March 2020)

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Stakeholder Press Release: 2019 in numbers: gas in transport – the choice of European consumers

Brussels, 26 February 2020 – Today, the Natural & bio Gas Vehicle Association (NGVA Europe) released statistics and numbers about gas vehicle registrations and fuelling station development in 2019.

Press Release: Where journeys with a confirmed single booking comprise of several connecting flights operated by separate air carriers, compensation for the cancellation of the final leg of the journey may be sought before the courts of the place of departure of the first leg

Two passengers booked a journey with connecting flights under a confirmed single booking. The journey was divided into three legs: the first leg of the journey, from Hamburg (Germany) to London (UK), was operated by the British airline British Airways; the other two legs of the journey, from London to Madrid (Spain) and from Madrid to San Sebastian (Spain), were operated by the Spanish airline Iberia. The third leg of the journey was cancelled without the passengers being informed in due time. flightright, a company established in Potsdam (Germany) to which the passengers had assigned any rights to compensation, then lodged before the Amtsgericht Hamburg (Local Court, Hamburg) a claim for compensation against Iberia. The amount sought on the basis of the Air Passengers Regulation is €250 per passenger, the distance between Hamburg and San Sebastian being approximately 1 433 km.

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