On 15 April, representatives of ACI EUROPE, including President Ad Rutten, COO of Schiphol Group and ACI EUROPE Director General Olivier Jankovec, had a meeting with European Commission Vice President Siim Kallas and several members of the Commissioner’s cabinet.
As any seasoned reader of Airport Business magazine will tell you, the ownership of airports in Europe has undergone major changes over the least 20 years.
Creating the new regulatory system: Breaking new grounds without “reinventing the wheel”:
After a delayed transition, the 2004-2009 European Commission has now handed over to the newcomers: the 2009-2014 European Commission. This new Commission will also benefit from the recently ratified and adopted Lisbon Treaty, which is set to streamline decision-making within the institutions and endow the European Parliament with some new powers. Robert O’Meara reports.
On 23 February, ACI EUROPE launched its Policy Outlook publication at a reception hosted by the Chairman of the European Parliamentary Committee on Transport & Tourism, Brian Simpson MEP. The event was attended by Members of the European Parliament, as well as officials from the European Commission, EU Member States, EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency), EUROCONTROL and ECAC (European Civil Aviation Conference).