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10 November 2020

Travel Barometer: Sentiment for long haul travel slowly picks up in major tourism markets

The latest Long-Haul Travel Barometer (LHTB) indicates a positive shift in people’s attitudes to overseas travel in September-December 2020. It will take a while, however, before […]
3 November 2020

Covid-19: Anti-confinement demonstrations multiply in Spain and Italy

Several European countries have announced new confinement measures which have aroused the frustration of a segment of the population. In Spain and Italy clashes are multiplying. […]
29 October 2020

European Commission announces new measures to limit the spread of Covid-19

The European Commission announced an additional set of measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus, which is now severely hitting most of EU countries. This […]
27 October 2020

Aviation: EU receives authorization to impose duties on US imports

On October 26th, the Dispute Settlement Body of World Trade Organization (WTO) formally authorized the EU to take countermeasures against the United States. The EU can […]
23 October 2020

Social security: this rescue mechanism during and after Covid-19

Covid-19 is showing us among others how necessary a functioning and efficient general social security system is. When we compare the situation in the 27 EU […]
23 October 2020

Council reviews list of third countries for which to lift restrictions

Following a review under the recommendation on the gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU, the Council has updated the list […]
22 October 2020

New restrictions in Spain, Czech Republic, and curfew in Italy

Faced with the resurgence of the virus and the exploding number of contagion cases in the Czech Republic, Spain and Germany, Europe seems to be closing […]
19 October 2020

Mayors speak in favour of emission reduction targets up to 65% by 2030

Mayors of 58 major European cities say that “it’s time for a revision of the EU 2030 energy and climate targets to at least 55% by […]
15 October 2020

UNWTO Delegation in Brussels for talks with EU leaders

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has led a high-level delegation to Brussels for a series of meetings aimed at ensuring tourism remains at […]
14 October 2020

6 European Female Poets on how literature can make us travel in 2020

Sound travels from vowel to vowel, it jumps from one syllable to the next. A sequence of words enters our ear, touches our retina, then the […]
14 October 2020

Non-EU citizens will have register to travel between EU countries

Starting at the end of 2022, non-EU citizens will have to register whenever they wish to travel between EU Member States. This applies to the citizens […]
13 October 2020

“Help will be of no use in six months’ time because the businesses will be bankrupt by then” — EESC’s Rapporteur Panagiotis Gkofas

It is mid October and the Covid-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the economic, social, and health spheres of our lives. It has brought the […]
8 October 2020

Promoting Sustainable Mobility: Why the Commission Sees 2021 to be the European Year of Rail

According to their proposal in March this year, the Commission sees 2021 as the European Year of Rail, an idea which supports the delivery of its […]
6 October 2020

Pressure to replace quarantines with EU-wide passenger testing increases

As the year-end holiday season approaches with less than 90 days to go, European aviation bodies are urgently calling for passenger testing to replace the quarantine […]
5 October 2020

Hopeful Plans to Relaunch the Trans-Europ Express

The Trans-Europ Express (TEE) could be returning decades after it was gradually phased out. Originally launched on 2 June 1957, the TEE was luxurious and transported […]
5 October 2020

Tourism and Travel: The time for an EU direct budget line is now

The Tourism and Travel sector – strategic for the European economy – is responsible for 9.5% of GDP and 11.2% – 22.6 million people – of […]
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