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European Commission Interpretative Guidelines on Regulation (EC)1008/2008 - Rules on Ownership and Control of EU air carriers

The European Commission adopted the Interpretative Guidelines on Regulation (EC) 1008/2008 we have all been waiting for. The Guidelines are composed by two different chapters: one dedicated to the Rules on Ownership and Control of EU air carriers and the other dedicated to Public Service Obligations (PSO). The first of…
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European Court of Justice, Uber service & Freedom of Establishment: Advocate General’s Opinion

The Uber electronic platform is not governed by the principle of the freedom to provide services in the context of “information society services” and that it is thus subject to the conditions under which non-resident carriers may operate transport services within the Member States (in this case, possession of the…
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DroneRules: portale web per il corretto utilizzo dei droni

La Commissione Europea, in attesa dell’entrata in vigore del nuovo regolamento europeo sui droni, ha recentemente istituto un portale web, denominato DroneRules, finalizzato ad informare gli utenti circa il corretto utilizzo dei droni, sia per uso amatoriale/hobbistico che professionale. Le informazioni messe a disposizione dalla Commissione Europea, e contenute nel…
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The obligations of airlines - Concerning the prevention of terrorist acts according to Italian and European legislation

ALMOST a year ago, on 4 May 2016, Directive (EU) 2016/681 of 27 April 2016 was published in the Official Gazette of the European Union (here below referred to as the “Directive”), which contained provisions on the use of passenger name record (PNR) data for purposes of prevention, verification, investigation…
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European Court of Justice & Regulation (EC) No 261/2004: one step forward and two steps backward through bird strikes and information to the pax.

After the decision issued by ECJ in case C 315/15 on 4 May 2017 about bird strike which has been interpreted as “extraordinary circumstance”, the Court decided that Article 5(1)(c) and Article 7 of Regulation No 261/2004 must be interpreted as meaning that the operating air carrier is required to…
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