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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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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" ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
DiscoverEU - background guide
On 29 November 2018, the European Commission opened the second round of DiscoverEU, with over 12,000 free tickets for 18 year-olds in the EU to travel in ...
EU Alerts

EUbusiness Week no. 851
Time to speed up climate action
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The Week Ahead no. 473
Sustainable fishing - Just Transition - Coal Regions - energy storage - chemicals strategy for sustainability - EU long-term recovery budget

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