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Action Plan to tackle travel document fraud
The European Commission adopted on December 8 an Action Plan setting out concrete measures to improve the security of travel documents. The Action Plan ... last modified 09 December 2016, 11:56 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
EU external strategy on Passenger Name Record (PNR) - guide
The European Commission has adopted a package of proposals on the exchange of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data with third countries, consisting of an EU ... last modified 21 September 2010, 19:07 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
New EU visa rules
New EU rules on short-stay visas apply worldwide from 2 February 2020. They make it easier for legitimate travellers to apply for a visa to come to Europe, ... last modified 01 February 2020, 22:23 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
Schengen enlargement : background
On 14th June 1985, the Governments of Belgium, Germany, France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands signed an agreement at Schengen, a small town in Luxembourg, ... last modified 21 December 2007, 01:00 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
Coordination of measures restricting free movement in the EU related to the coronavirus pandemic
The EU Council agreed on 13 October on EU-wide coordination of measures restricting free movement related to the coronavirus pandemic. last modified 13 October 2020, 17:21 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
Simpler, more flexible visa rules
Many non-EU nationals wishing to travel to the EU are often faced with cumbersome, lengthy and costly visa procedures. The proposals presented today will ... last modified 02 April 2014, 22:37 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
EU proposal for passenger data to fight serious crime and terrorism - guide
The European Commission has presented a proposal for an EU Passenger Name Record (PNR) Directive to fight serious crime and terrorism. The proposal obliges air ... last modified 02 February 2011, 18:50 CET — filed under: , , , , — Relevance: 1%
Bathing water quality - Annual report, 2009 bathing season
The annual bathing water report presented by the European Commission and the European Environment Agency on 10 June reveals that the large majority of bathing ... last modified 11 June 2009, 16:23 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Tourism and transport package - background guide
The European Commission presented on 13 May a package of guidelines and recommendations to help EU Member States gradually lift travel restrictions and allow ... last modified 13 May 2020, 18:25 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Water quality at Europe's beaches - 2013 report
The water at Europe's beaches, rivers and lakes was generally of high quality in 2013, with more than 95 % of these sites meeting minimum requirements. Coastal ... last modified 27 May 2014, 16:21 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Calypso - Social Tourism in the EU
Social tourism proves that economic and employment opportunities, key goals within the Lisbon strategy, can indeed be generated by increasing tourism ... last modified 24 September 2009, 16:04 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Community's Commitment for Tourism
The European Commission, recognising the important role of tourism in the European economy, has been increasingly involved in tourism since the early 1980s, in ... last modified 24 September 2009, 16:03 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
Cooperation in Tourism
The European Commission works on a number of initiatives to diversify and improve the range of tourism products and services available in areas such as ... last modified 30 April 2018, 20:37 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Confiscation of duty free liquids at EU airports - guide
The European Commission adopted on 31 July 2007 a regulation to address the disruption faced by air passengers who arrive from third countries carrying duty ... last modified 31 July 2007, 12:48 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
EU Tourism sector
Tourism relates to a wide range of areas, to name only a few: employment, regional development, education, environment, consumer protection, health, safety, ... last modified 26 August 2006, 13:00 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
EU Programmes, Funds, Initiatives
To maintain Europe's position as a leading tourist destination, the quality of its services needs to be continuously improved. The European Commission is ... last modified 30 April 2018, 20:41 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Sustainability and Competitiveness of EU Tourism
Sustainability of European tourism calls for pro-active co-operation among tourism enterprises, tourist destinations and national, regional and local ... last modified 24 September 2009, 16:04 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
US Visa Waiver Program - guide
The EU Council on 18 April authorised the European Commission to open negotiations on an agreement between the European Community and the United States of ... last modified 18 April 2008, 14:55 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
Screening of comparison websites in the travel sector
While it becomes more and more common to book hotels and flights online, consumers are encountering a growing number of problems with online travel services. ... last modified 08 April 2017, 23:14 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Sunscreen products: EU guide
The European Commission on 9 July 2007 launched an information initiative to alert consumers to a new sunscreen labelling regime which will be phased in from ... last modified 10 July 2007, 11:26 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
Portable Electronic Devices
Passengers will be able to keep their mobile phones switched on in airplane mode during flights, under new guidance published today by the EU's Aviation Safety ... last modified 09 December 2013, 17:51 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Bathing water policy - guide
The quality of bathing water across Europe declined slightly between 2009 and 2010, but the overall quality was still high. More than nine out of 10 bathing ... last modified 16 June 2011, 17:14 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
New tourism quality principles
The European Commission proposed on 20 February a set of voluntary European Tourism Quality Principles to ensure that tourists travelling to other EU Member ... last modified 20 February 2014, 13:37 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
European strategy for coastal and maritime tourism
The European Commission presented on 20 February a new strategy to support coastal and maritime tourism in Europe. Recognising the sector's potential for ... last modified 20 February 2014, 14:01 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
DiscoverEU - background guide
Around 20,000 18-year-olds are receiving a travel pass under the fourth and latest round of DiscoverEU, which attracted some 75,000 applications from across ... last modified 15 January 2020, 22:59 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) - guide
ESTA is an automated system used to determine the eligibility of visitors to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) and whether such ... last modified 28 July 2008, 17:12 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
State aid for airports and start-up aid to airlines - questions & answers
In September 2005 the European Commission adopted "Community guidelines on financing of airports and start-up aid to airlines departing from regional airports" ... last modified 10 July 2007, 17:47 CET — filed under: , , , , — Relevance: 1%
Sunscreen products - EU guide
As the holiday season gets underway, the European Commission is alerting consumers to a new sunscreen labelling regime which gives consumers clear information ... last modified 16 July 2008, 10:30 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
Timeshare and long-term holiday products in the EU: Questions and Answers
Consumers across the EU will benefit from tougher holiday protection when they buy and resell timeshare holidays, timeshare-like holidays on cruise boats, ... last modified 07 June 2007, 18:03 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
Policy Coherence for Development
When exploring ways to accelerate progress towards achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDG), the European Union (EU) considers how non-aid policies can ... last modified 02 October 2009, 22:28 CET — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , — Relevance: 1%
EU Alerts

EUbusiness Week no. 851
Time to speed up climate action
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The Week Ahead no. 491
COVID-19 coordination - Portuguese presidency work programme - Recovery and Resilience Facility - relations with the US - right to disconnect

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