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International Agreement on transfer of Passenger Name Records (PNR) 03 July 2007, 15:51 CET
The European Community and the United States signed an International Agreement on 28 May 2004 that makes possible the transfer of air passenger data to the US, under certain conditions. It entered into force with immediate effect. This agreement goes hand-in-hand with the Decision adopted two weeks ago by the European Commission, establishing the adequacy of US Bureau of Customs and Border Protection’s personal data protection.

EU cash controls 14 June 2007, 21:55 CET
The EU Council of Ministers on 12 July 2005 adopted a Regulation which aims to introduce an EU-wide approach to controlling cash movements into and out of the EU. The Regulation is applicable in all Member States as of 15 June 2007. It obliges travellers entering or leaving the Community and carrying any sum equal or more than EUR 10,000 (or its equivalent in other currencies or easily convertible assets such as cheques drawn on a third party) to make a declaration to the customs authorities.

Timeshare and long-term holiday products in the EU: Questions and Answers 07 June 2007, 18:03 CET
Consumers across the EU will benefit from tougher holiday protection when they buy and resell timeshare holidays, timeshare-like holidays on cruise boats, canal boats or caravans and popular "discount holiday clubs" - under new rules proposed by the European Commission today. The aim is to further boost consumer confidence in the Timeshare industry and to eliminate the rogue traders which can bring legitimate operators into disrepute and cause consumers problems.

Europe: How to Do Business in 25 European Countries (Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands) 22 May 2007, 10:59 CET
The most comprehensive, authoritative text of its kind, "Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands" has won a following among high-ranking military officials, influential corporate executives, and business school professors alike. The new regional edition for Europe offers a wealth of region specific material in a portable package that no business traveler should be without! "Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: Europe" contains up-to-date information to lead the business traveler through business meetings, social situations, and understanding local cultures across Europe. It includes: cultural IQ tests; "Know Before You Go" tips; and, alerts on international security issues to prepare travelers for the road ahead.

Tourism statistics 12 April 2007, 22:54 CET
Industry, trade and services statistics for the tourism industry in the European Union.

Air Passenger Rights in the European Union 04 April 2007, 12:53 CET
Air Transport Portal of the European Commission

List of airlines banned within the EU 25 June 2015, 12:35 CET
Europe has one of the best aviation safety records in the world thanks to the effective implementation of high standards. Working in close cooperation with safety authorities in Member States, other countries and international aviation organisations, the European Union strives to raise these standards across the world. However, some airlines still operate in conditions which fall below essential and internationally recognised safety levels. To improve safety further, the European Commission – in close consultation with the aviation safety authorities of all Member States – has decided to ban certain airlines from operating in European airspace, because they are found to be unsafe and/or they are not sufficiently overseen by their authorities. To consult the list of banned airlines, you can download the document below (full list) or search on this site by clicking on the button 'Search banned airlines'.

Meeting the costs of health care abroad 15 February 2007, 18:11 CET
While travelling in another European State, you need unforeseen medical treatment. This is covered by the European health insurance card. If the treatment is the reason for your travel to another European State, these costs can be met if you obtain authorisation.

EU Tourism sector 26 August 2006, 13:00 CET
Tourism relates to a wide range of areas, to name only a few: employment, regional development, education, environment, consumer protection, health, safety, new technology, transport, finance, taxation and culture.

Schengen Agreement 03 January 2007, 18:20 CET
The practicalities of free movement within an area without internal border controls were first set out by the Schengen Agreement in 1985 and the subsequent Schengen Convention in 1995 that abolished controls on internal borders between the signatory countries. France, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands agreed on 14 June 1985 to sign an agreement on the gradual abolition of checks at the common borders. This became known as the Schengen Agreement , after the name of the town in Luxembourg where it was signed. The Schengen Convention was signed in June 1990 and came into effect in March 1995. By that time, other EU Member States (Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece) had joined the initial signatories of this inter- governmental agreement signed outside the EU framework. The Schengen Convention abolished the checks at internal borders of the signatory States and created a single external frontier, where checks for all the Schengen signatories were to be carried out in accordance with a common set of rules.

Tourism - EU Internet Guide for the tourism sector 05 August 2006, 22:48 CET
The Internet Guide for the tourism sector contains information on various EU programmes, schemes, funds, initiatives and actions of interest to the tourism sector and establishes Internet links to the homepages of the relevant programmes. The objective of this new Internet guide is to make available to actors in the tourism sector and to other interested people, a comprehensive and structured overview of the opportunities the Community offers to help the development of sustainable tourism.

Europass portal 03 January 2007, 18:20 CET
Europass helps people to make their skills and qualifications clearly and easily understood in Europe (European Union, EFTA/EEA and candidate countries) and also to move anywhere in Europe. The Europass portal allows EU citizens to complete online, with the help of a tutorial and examples, their own Europass CV and Europass Language Passport.

Review of EU Timeshare Directive 31 July 2006, 19:27 CET
Timeshare, within the meaning of the European Union Timeshare Directive, is the right to spend a period of time (e.g. one or more weeks) in a holiday property for a specified or specifiable period of the year for three years or longer.