Transport Infrastructure in Europe

transport infrastructure

In recent years, EU auditors have repeatedly highlighted various weaknesses affecting the delivery of large transport projects in the EU. How does the EU’s performance compare, however, to other countries in the world, such as Australia, Canada and the US? To answer this question, the European Court of Auditors has carried out a review comparing…

European Year Dedicated to Rail

European Year of Rail

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) held an event promoting the European year dedicated to rail and explaining its potential to become a fully sustainable and competitive transport option, thereby helping to achieve the Green Deal targets. Rail can make a huge contribution to sustainable and smart mobility but a lot still needs to be…

Card for the Disabled Proposed by European Parliament

EU Card for the disabled

Mobility, education, housing and active inclusion in public life are key areas where disabled Europeans would benefit from reform, say MEPs. The EU should have a common definition for the disabled and introduce a European Disability Card to mutually recognise disability status across the EU, argue MEPs in a resolution approved with 579 votes in…

Technology take off for Emirates Airline

Emirates cleaning planes

Emirates Airline is pioneering high-tech solutions to ensure passenger stay safe and healthy. They have tapped into their partnership with the UAE’s Aviation X-lab innovation incubator programme to pilot robot cleaning trials. These are currently in use at its signature lounges at Dubai airport. The robots use special technology to eliminate most viruses and, according to…

EU Recognises Moroccan Vaccination Certificate

In a decision published in the Official Journal of the European Union today, the EU Commission has announced that it recognises the vaccination certificate issued in Morocco, allowing holders of the Moroccan vaccination certificate to travel without restriction to the EU 27 Schengen countries. The decision applies to Moroccans, European citizens vaccinated in Morocco, and…

Huytebroeck Slams Proposed Expansion of Barcelona Airport

Barcelona Airport

A political agreement approving the proposal of the Spanish airport manager AENA to expand the El Prat airport in Barcelona was approved recently. The project aims to an increase of up to 20 million passengers in the coming years.     The European Greens say they reject the expansion project, and express “our strongest opposition…

Airport Intelligence and ORTEC join forces to optimise airport operations

Airport Intelligence

Airport Intelligence, Brussels Airport’s consulting subsidiary, and ORTEC, the market leader in data-driven decision support, have started a strategic partnership. The collaboration aims to optimise airport processes around the world, to improve the overall passenger experience and operational efficiency. Airport Intelligence harnesses expertise in airport operations and combines it with ORTEC’s data science knowledge and technology….

Emirates Special Offer for Travellers to Dubai

Burj Khalifa

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, has launched new offers for holidaymakers planning a trip to Dubai. All its customers can now enjoy Dubai from a new perspective with a complimentary ticket to At the Top, Burj Khalifa, one of the world’s highest observation decks.  It provides a bird’s eye view of the fascinating and…

Vespa: La Dolce Vita

Vespa

It’s synonymous with freedom, joie de vivre, youth, nimbleness, adventure and independence. In town it weaves in and out allowing one and all to enjoy the pleasures of the open air. Yes, the Vespa is a true feature To this day both young and old still dream about the Vespa, which is 75-years-old this year….