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Covid-19: Commission Gives Guidelines for EU Passenger Rights

The European Commission has published guidelines to ensure EU passenger rights are applied in a coherent manner amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

EU Commission Proposes 30-day Schengen Zone Shutdown

The European Commission has proposed a ban on foreign nationals entering the 22-state Schengen open border zone in efforts to curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

HOTREC: EU Digital Rules Ensure Fair Play for Travel and Accommodation

HOTREC, the umbrella association of hotels, restaurants and cafés in Europe, has welcomed a series of EU measures on digital policy that aim to ensure a balanced and fair market, and effectively manage tourist flows.

Brexit is On: EU-UK Deal Passes Through European Parliament

After the approval of the European Parliament on Wednesday, the UK is ready to officially depart from the Union at 11pm (GMT) on Friday.

EU Τravelers Still Don’t Know their Passenger Rights

Despite the fact that Europe has implemented a comprehensive set of passenger rights, more than half of those who travel still don’t know what these rights are.

Brussels – UK Finalize Brexit for Jan. 31, Travel Continues ‘as Usual’

Travel operators in the UK are sprinting to reassure holidaymakers that travel will continue as usual after the Brexit deadline on January 31.

EU Funds New Motorway Section in Central Greece

The European Commission has approved an investment of 255 million euros from the Cohesion Fund to construct the Lamia-Xyniada motorway section in Central Greece.

E-payments in Europe Become Easier, Safer, Cheaper

Electronic payments are set to become safer, cheaper and easier, according to the European Commission’s latest guidelines.

Europe’s Travel Agents Call on New Commissioner to Ensure Competitiveness

European travel agents are calling on the new Commissioner to work towards achieving a competitive, transparent and sustainable travel market.

Greece Looks to Improve Visa Processing Due to Rise in Demand

Τhe Greek government is looking to address the increased demand for traveler visas to Greece, mainly from Russia and China.

New European Commission: Who is Who

MEPs recently voted to elect the European Commission led by Ursula von der Leyen, allowing it to take office on December 1.

HOTREC: Hospitality Should be Cornerstone of EU Sustainable Tourism Development

HOTREC, the European umbrella association of hotels, restaurants and cafés, has tabled in European Parliament its White Paper for Hospitality.

European Commission Predicts 1.8% Growth for Greece

The European Commission revised its growth forecast for Greece downward from 2.1 percent to 1.8 percent in 2019.

Stakeholders Call for ‘Transport and Tourism’ Portfolio in European Commission

Fifty European tourism stakeholders are calling for the European Commission to create a “Transport and Tourism” portfolio.

EU Votes to Protect Consumers, Employees in Bankruptcy Cases

Stronger and better consumer and employee protection in cases of corporate failure is the focus of a resolution which was recently adopted by the European Parliament.

ECTAA Backs EU Parliament Calls for Post-Thomas Cook Support Measures

ECTAA has welcomed a European Parliament decision to support measures that help tourists and tourism businesses address issues created from Thomas Cook's collapse.

Chania, Crete, Shortlisted for EU’s 2020 Access City Award

Chania on Crete is competing in the 2020 Access City Award event, a European Commission competition that aims to celebrate efforts of cities to be more accessible.

EC Monitor: Investing in Culture, Creativity Makes Cities More Prosperous

Europe’s top cultural and creative cities are more prosperous, according to the European Commission’s Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor 2019.

Commission Approves €380 Million German Rescue Aid to Condor

The European Commission has approved Germany's plans to grant a €380-million loan to charter airline Condor, after the collapse of its parent company Thomas Cook.

ERA: EU’s Flight Compensation Rule Impacting Smaller Carriers

The European Regions Airline Association (ERA) is re-examining an EU legislation covering issues of compensation for travelers, claiming it is impacting smaller carriers.