EUROPEAN TRAVEL POLICY CLOSE-UP AGENDA, 16 September 2002

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EUROPEAN TRAVEL POLICY CLOSE-UP AGENDA, 16 September 2002

September 16 EU Council of Ministers working group on transport meets, Brussels.
September 16 European Commissioner Philippe Busquin, responsible for Research, visits the Airbus factory, in Bristol.
September 16 –17 "Air Transport Outlook 2002" conference organized by the International Air Transport Association, Madrid.
September 16 –18 ‘e-Safety Congress & Exhibition’, organized by ERTICO in cooperation with ITS France and the support of the European Commission. European Commissioner Erkki Liikanen, responsible for Enterprise (and tourism), delivers speech on September 16; Lyon.
September 16 -22 European Environment Commissioner Margot Wallström attends the launch of the European Mobility Week, Brussels.
September 17 EU Council of Ministers working group on maritime transport meets, Brussels.
September 17 European Court of Justice judgment on the Concordia Bus case, from Finland, on procurement procedures in transport and the award of public service contracts at municipal level in the light of economic and environmental factors. Luxembourg.
September 18 "Enlargement of the EU – challenge for freight transport" joint International Road Transport Union and the German automobile association symposium at the IAA International Motor Show, Hanover.
September 18 EU Council of Ministers working group on aviation meets, Brussels.
September 18 "European airport management" seminar organized by the Airports Council International – Europe, Riga.
September 18 European Court of Justice hearing on the Josanne case against the European Commission on inland waterway transport, and the conditions governing bringing new vessels into service (the ‘old-for-new’ rule) in respect of specialised vessels. Luxembourg.
September 18-19 EU Economic and Social Committee plenary discusses the future of European tourism, transport and EU enlargement, safety on EU railways, and unfair practices by third country airlines; Brussels.
September 18-22 "Congreso Mundial de la Gastronomía" organised by Academias Andaluzas de la Gastronomía, Seville.
September 19 At the European Parliament Conciliation committee on the regulation on the establishment of common rules in the field of civil aviation, Brussels.
September 19 European Court of Justicejudgements on the Tulliasiamies/Siilin case relating to EU rules on national systems of motor vehicle tax, and differential VAT levels, particularly in respect of second hand vehicles; and on the Dutch Auto Lease case on EU rules on leasing motor vehicles and fuel purchase by the lessor another member state; Luxembourg.
September 19-20 "Travel and Tourism Trade Show" organized by Top Resa,

Deauville.

September 20 23 EU Transport Commissioner Loyola de Palacio meets Japonese Transport Minister Chikage Ogi, Japon.
September 22 EU Commissioner Philippe Busquin, responsible for Research, speaks on "Car free day" (last day of the week action of European Mobility Week), Brussels.
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