Tuesday, 13 September 2011

EESC calls for more action on passengers' rights

Last week, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) organized a public hearing on passengers' rights. Views were shared on the current problems and suggestions were made for the upcoming revision of the passengers rights. One of the problems is that passengers have little awareness of their rights and that if they do know about their rights and take action, their claims are often denied. There was also discussion on the problems disabled passengers currently face. Keith Taylor, Member of the European Parliament, promised to try to improve the position of people with disabilities and to fight for revised legal provisions that are clear, simple, transparent and fair. The EESC's opinion on the revision of the passengers' rights legislation is expected next month.

Photo: EESC website

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