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Maria Juul

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Cheating of vehicle emissions

Written by Maria Juul, Since September 2015, when the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) claimed that Volkswagen had installed illegal software in some of its diesel cars, to modify emissions of certain air pollutants, vehicle emissions have been high on the agenda. The European Parliament Research Service (EPRS) has followed the case closely and … Continue reading

New civil aviation safety rules [EU legislation in progress][Policy podcast]

Despite some recent high-profile disasters, flying remains one of the safest forms of transport and the EU’s accident rate is lower than in the rest of the world. However, it cannot automatically be assumed that such performance will continue, as global air traffic is forecast to double over the next 20 years. Continue reading

Civil drones in the European Union

Written by Maria Juul Drones are aircraft which are operated with no pilot on board. Initially developed for military and defence purposes, they are increasingly used for various civil purposes, including photography, rescue operations, infrastructure monitoring, farming and aerial mapping. Being aircraft, drones have to comply with aviation safety rules. International civil aviation rules adopted … Continue reading

In focus: World Tourism Day is celebrated on 27 September

Written by Maria Juul On 27 September we celebrate World Tourism Day. Tourism is the third largest socio-economic activity in the European Union. Tourism industries directly contribute over 5% of EU GDP, and when taking into account other industries that produce tourism products, tourism’s economic contribution is even higher: over 10% of EU GDP. On World Tourism … Continue reading

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