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  1. November 4, 2013

    Foreign motorists on German autobahns face road toll

    Foreign visitors driving on Germany’s autobahns face an annual charge of up to €100, from which motorists resident in the...

  2. September 23, 2013

    Clash over EU airline emissions policy threatens global deal

    The US and Brazil are digging in their heels over an EU push to have its contentious scheme to tackle airlines’ carbon...

  1. June 20, 2013

    Eurotunnel fees are too high, rules Brussels

    Eurotunnel could face a cut of up to 50 per cent in the fees it levies on operators using the subsea rail link, after...

  2. January 30, 2013

    EU unveils rail network reform proposal

    Europe’s vertically integrated rail companies will have to erect firewalls between their business units before they can...

  3. October 11, 2012

    Brussels plans new ‘single sky’ rule

    Brussels is preparing to pursue EU member states over their failure to comply with efforts to unify European air traffic...

  4. September 25, 2012

    Brussels to push for EU-US airline mergers

    The EU is to make a renewed push to persuade Washington to relax its stringent foreign ownership rules on airlines in the...

  5. April 22, 2012

    Safety crackdown for cruise operators

    The European Commission and cruise operators are set this week to restrict access to ships’ bridges and tighten monitoring...

  6. March 22, 2012

    Ryanair set back in volcanic ash case

    Ryanair’s fight against laws obliging it to feed and lodge airline customers stranded by events such as the 2010 volcanic...

  7. Brussels Blog

    February 2, 2012

    Who's the highest-profile European Commissioner?

    Finn Olli Rehn, last week in Davos, has been seen on Finnish media by 45% of his fellow countrymen. In Brussels, being a...

  8. FT Alphaville

    May 25, 2011

    Hundreds of flights cancelled in ash cloud alert

    The ash cloud from the volcanic eruption in Iceland forced the cancellation of about 500 flights in and out of Scotland and...

  9. May 24, 2011

    British flights resume as ash cloud moves

    Flights at UK airports were returning to normal on Wednesday after the ash cloud from the Icelandic volcanic eruption...

  10. April 29, 2011

    U-turn over easing of EU air travel restrictions

    Brussels was forced into a last-minute U-turn over plans to ease restrictions on air travellers carrying liquids in cabin...

  11. April 12, 2011

    Airlines’ duty to travellers faces curb

    Airlines may no longer face open-ended obligations to feed and lodge stranded passengers after the European Commission...

  12. March 28, 2011

    Call for Europe-wide rail operators

    The commissioner in charge of Europe’s transport policy has called for the emergence of Europe-wide rail operators to make...

  13. January 19, 2011

    Brussels eyes damages plan for snow-stricken airlines

    The European Union’s top transport official said airlines should be able to get compensation from airports if the hubs do...

  14. December 21, 2010

    Travel chaos eases as services resume

    Problems with the quantity of de-icer that can be stored at Heathrow airport have emerged as a critical factor in the travel...

  15. October 27, 2010

    EU legal move targets Russian flight fees

    The European Commission is to take legal action against its own member states in an unconventional ploy to give Europe...

  16. October 10, 2010

    EU claims victory in airline emissions wrangle

    A new global aviation deal will weaken the hand of US airlines to resist inclusion in Europe’s emissions trading system, the...

  17. April 30, 2010

    BAA seeks redress for £28m ash cloud bill

    BAA, the owner of Heathrow and Stansted airports, will ask for state aid to compensate for the £28m cost incurred by the...

  18. April 30, 2010

    BAA seeks redress for £28m ash cloud bill

    BAA, the owner of Heathrow and Stansted airports, will ask for state aid to compensate for the £28m cost incurred by the...

  19. April 28, 2010

    Ash cloud cost put at €2.5bn for EU air transport

    Europe's air transport sector lost as much as €2.5bn ($3.3bn, £2.2bn) as a result of the Icelandic volcanic eruption ,...

  20. April 27, 2010

    EU air sector loses €2.5bn from volcano eruption

    Europe’s air transport sector lost as much as €2.5bn ($3.3bn, £2.2bn) as a result of the Icelandic volcanic eruption,...

  21. April 23, 2010

    Renewed call for unified air traffic system

    Proponents of a unified European air traffic control system are seizing on the havoc wrought by volcanic ash to push an...

  22. April 23, 2010

    Renewed call for unified air traffic system

    Proponents of a unified European air traffic control system are seizing on the havoc wrought by volcanic ash to push an...

  23. April 22, 2010

    EU states were right over ash risk

    From Mr Siim Kallas. Sir, Your front page headline that “Brussels admits flaws in its decision to ground flights over...

  24. April 22, 2010

    Brussels to assess airline action on refunds

    The European Commission warned yesterday that it would take into consideration how airlines treated their stranded...

  25. April 22, 2010

    Brussels to assess airline action on refunds

    Passenger compensation by airlines will be taken into account when officials tot up the financial impact of the ash crisis...

  26. April 22, 2010

    Brussels to assess airline action on refunds

    The European Commission warned on Wednesday that it would take into consideration how airlines treated their stranded...

  27. April 19, 2010

    Brussels considers allowing state aid for stricken carriers

    The European Commission is considering whether to waive aid rules to allow member states to funnel millions of euros in...

  28. April 18, 2010

    Brussels considers state aid for airlines

    The European Commission is considering a waiver of state aid rules that would allow member states to funnel millions of...

  29. March 26, 2010

    BA dismay over open skies deal

    British Airways expressed dismay on Thursday night after the US rebuffed European efforts to loosen contentious foreign...

  30. March 26, 2010

    Timeframe in doubt on ownership settlement

    European negotiators yesterday hailed what they said was a deal to start loosening contentious foreign ownership...

  31. March 25, 2010

    Open skies deal leaves US rules intact

    The US rebuffed European efforts to loosen contentious foreign ownership rules protecting US airlines that have been a...

  32. October 29, 2009

    Europe defers decision on forcing lobbyists to register

    The question of whether lobbyists in Brussels should be forced to register will be left to the next European Commission, it...

  33. October 28, 2009

    Europe defers decision on lobbyist register

    The question of whether lobbyists in Brussels should be forced to register will be left to the next European Commission, it...

  34. Brussels Blog

    September 3, 2009

    News round-up: Lobbying

    A year after the Commission’s voluntary register of lobbyists came into being, could the rules already be set to change?...

  35. June 23, 2008

    Lobbying revamp under fire

    A new register of interests that marks the first serious attempt to control lobbying in Brussels is unworkable, say lobby...

  36. May 8, 2008

    Tighter controls on Brussels lobbyists

    Lobbyists in Brussels face mandatory controls for the first time after the European parliament voted on Thursday to require...

  37. December 14, 2007

    Japan Tobacco and EU to jointly fight smuggling

    Japan Tobacco International, producer of Camel and Winston, will pay the European Union $400m in a deal to tackle the trade...

  38. October 15, 2007

    EU officials could face quandary on lobbying proposal

    From Mr Philip Sheppard. Sir, Your correspondent reported accurately on the European parliament workshop on rules for...

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