Issue 409/10 | 20 April 2015
Single European sky, Gibraltar, jobs, growth and investment.
EU transport commissioner Violeta Bulc gets our single European sky (SES) cover feature off to a flying start as she outlines the commission's plans to "transform the way the entire aviation sector, from providers to passengers, does and understands business". In this issue, Bulc reveals that the college is "developing an aviation strategy that will tackle all the major policy issues in this sector, including the future of the SES". And Europe must act urgently, because otherwise, "by 2035, 12 per cent of demand will not be met, meaning 120 million passengers will not be able to make their journeys", warns the Slovenian official.
If Europe wants to avoid becoming China's dumping ground, then it must postpone granting China market economy status, argue Milan Nitzschke and Laurent Ruessmann.
A primary condition for quality European shipping is the prevention of unfair competition, argues Philippe Alfonso.
The European Commission's Pillar of Social Rights initiative must include proposals to counter the negative impact EU economic governance rules, says Eduardo Chagas.