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2001/0140(COD) Air transport: slots at Community airports and competition (amend. Regulation (EEC) No 95/93)

Progress: Procedure completed

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead RETT STOCKMANN Ulrich (icon: PES PES)
Former Responsible Committee RETT STOCKMANN Ulrich (icon: PES PES)
Former Committee Opinion ECON RIIS-JØRGENSEN Karin (icon: ELDR ELDR)
Former Committee Opinion ENVI
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
EC Treaty (after Amsterdam) EC 080-p2

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2008/04/30
   EC - Follow-up document
Details

The purpose of this Communication is to set out the Commission’s concerns and views regarding the application of provisions for the allocation of slots at Community airports. The new provisions, set out in the Regulation on common slots at Community airports, relate to: new entrants; enforcement; and the independence of the coordinators. Although this has resulted in some improvements (sanctions to prevent slot abuse at coordinated airports, which has resulted in a better use of existing capacity), both the Member States and stakeholders report that a number of provisions are still not fully or completely implemented. This conclusion is underpinned by a Commission Report on the application of slot Regulations. The main problems, as found in the report are:

An insufficient application of provisions obliging the Member States to guarantee the functional and financial independence of the coordinators at coordinated airports. This could impede the coordinator’s ability to function in a neutral, non-discriminatory and transparent manner. A continuing lack of full transparency regarding information that coordinators should provide regarding schedules, allocation and available slots. This could hinder a more efficient use of slots and distort competition given that not all interested parties have access to the schedule data. The non-compliance of provisions regarding local guidelines for the better use of existing slots at coordinated airports. The exchange of slots by air carriers at congested Community airports for monetary and other consideration. The need for greater consistency between slots and flight plans in order to avoid slot abuse and to guarantee compliance with the Regulation.

Independence of the coordinator: An independent coordinator is essential. The Commission is of the view that functional separation means that the coordinator should act autonomously from, not be instructed by, and not have a duty to report back to, the airport managing body, a service provide nor any air carrier operating from the airport concerned. This should also mean that the coordinator is financially independent from any single party directly affected by, or having an interest in, its activities. Separate accounts and budgets should, therefore, be kept.

New Entry: To recall, the Regulation specifies that 50% of slots must first be allocated to new entrants, unless requests by new entrants are less than 50%. Questions have been raised about whether this obligation relates only to the initial allocation from the pool about four months before the start of the relevant summer and winter scheduling seasons, or whether this also applies through he scheduling season.

The Commission’s response is that neither in Article 10 (6) nor in any other provisions is the scope of this Article limited to the initial allocation of slots prior to each scheduling season. It is therefore of the view that the provisions of Article 10(6) should be applied permanently and continuously, throughout the scheduling seasons.

Transparency of schedule data: Transparent information is essential for ensuring an objective procedure for slot allocation and for guaranteeing that the coordinator acts in accordance with set requirements. The Commission calls on the Member states to ensure that coordinators fully comply with the requirements laid down in Article 4(8) and it calls on the Member States to encourage all coordinators and schedule facilitators to submit their schedule data to the combined database.

Local guidelines: The Commission reminds readers that any environmental concerns that are incorporated in local guidelines must be compatible with Community law. They must also be compatible with Community legislation on intra-Community air routs, which requires that restrictions must be non-discriminatory on grounds of nationality or identity of air carriers and that they must not unduly distort competition between air carriers. Similarly any restrictions concerning noise reduction must comply with EU noise legislation.

Exchange of slots: The Commission remains concerned that the Regulation is still not leading to the most efficient use of slots. It does recognise, however, that exchanges of slots for monetary and other consideration (referred to as secondary trading) is taking place at a number of congested Community airports leading to the creation of additional services on specific routes. Given that there is no clear and explicit prohibition of such exchanges, the Commission does not intend to pursue infringement proceedings against the Member States where such exchanges take place. Should, however, it emerge that for competition or other reasons, revision of the existing legislation is required, the Commission will make an appropriate proposal.

Consistency between slots and flight plans: Experience shows that verification of flight plans against airport slots in particular allocation to general aviation by Air Traffic Management authorities and coordinators rarely takes place in a systematic manner. A consistent approach between requests for single slots and flight plans is increasingly relevant for general and business flights, which by definition, operate unscheduled services often outside the allocated slot bracket or even without having obtained a slot from the slot pool in advance. As a result, these ad-hoc flights may interfere with the proper operation of coordinated airports, where slots tend to reflect flight plans and where air carriers are required to operate in accordance with the slots allocated to them.

To conclude, the Commission hopes that this Communication will stimulate a better use of scarce capacity at coordinated airports. It will continue to monitor the function of the Regulation and may consider whether it is necessary to make a proposal to amend the Regulation.

2007/11/15
   EC - Follow-up document
Details

The European Commission has presented a Communication on the application of Regulation (EC) 793/2004 on common rules for the allocation of slots at Community airports.

On 23 January 2007, the Commission launched a consultation exercise to obtain interested parties' comments on the operation of the regulation. The following picture emerges from the contributions:

Member States, as well as other stakeholders, point at the fact that Regulation 793/2004 has been in force for only three years. This relatively short period makes it difficult to identify firm trends and to make a reliable assessment of the effects; air carriers point at the main problem that lies at the heart of the current shortage of slots at congested airports, namely the lack of airport capacity. Rather than addressing the symptoms, such as the scarcity of slots, the air carriers advocate increasing physical airport capacity; airports acknowledge the positive results of the Regulation but also point at the necessity to further improve capacity usage by means of additional rules and local guidelines; with regard to the process of slot allocation, Member States and all other stakeholders are of the opinion that it has significantly improved, even if it is difficult to measure its effect in terms of efficiency of airport use; the obligation for Member States to ensure that sanctions or equivalent measures are available to deal with slot abuse has a significant effect on the behaviour of air carriers; the slot coordinators are of the opinion that there is scope for further improvements, notably on the issue of new entrance, local rules and the role and position of the coordinator.

New entrant : the new entrant rule does not appear to have been understood by a sufficient number of actors. It seems to have a limited effect on competition at Community airports and on the best use of scarce capacity as it creates a negligible presence at a busy airport, leading to a range of small operations that do not provide effective competition in the market place.

Role of coordinators : there are concerns about the coordinator’s neutrality and functional independence in coordinated Community airports. Evidence would suggest that the relevant provisions of the Regulation have not yet been implemented in a unified and consistent way in all Member States.

The process of slot allocation: the absence of a common definition of the idea of efficient use of airport capacity makes it difficult to evaluate the effects of the revised regulation. Local guidelines have the potential to add more flexibility to adapt to local circumstances to allow for better use of the existing slots at congested airports, provided they comply with the provisions of the Regulation.

Enforcement: Air carriers welcome the significant progress that has been made by requiring that effective, proportionate and dissuasive sanctions or equivalent measures are applied to prevent abuse of the slot allocation mechanism. The effects thereof are not quantified, however. The introduction of dissuasive sanctions or equivalent measures to prevent slot abuse has fostered better use of existing capacity.

Conclusion : although the Regulation has brought some improvements in use of airport capacity, it is not adequate to address the increasing congestion at Community airports. Implementation of the measures set out in the Commission Communication "An action plan for airport capacity, efficiency and safety in Europe" , adopted in January 2007 (see INI/2007/2092 ), is needed to achieve a more efficient use of scarce airport capacity possibly accompanied by a more structured approach to market based slot allocation schemes.

The Commission will now have to concentrate on assuring adequate implementation of a number of issues with which stakeholders have experienced particular difficulties. Furthermore, the Commission concludes that the existing Regulation can be improved through an interpretative instrument where the scope of a number of provisions would be clarified. The Commission could envisage a partial review of the text should this prove to be necessary.

2004/04/30
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2004/04/21
   CSL - Final act signed
2004/04/21
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2004/04/01
   EP - Text adopted by Parliament, 2nd reading
2004/04/01
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2004/03/31
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2004/03/17
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2004/03/17
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2004/03/09
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2004/02/26
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2004/02/24
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2004/02/19
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2004/02/19
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2004/02/06
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2003/12/05
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2003/06/05
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2002/11/07
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2002/04/19
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2002/03/20
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2002/02/25
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2002/02/12
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2001/10/09
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2001/09/11
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2001/09/11
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2001/09/03
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading
2001/06/27
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2001/06/27
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2001/06/20
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  • date: 2004-03-17T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A5-2004-217&language=EN title: A5-0217/2004 type: Committee recommendation tabled for plenary, 2nd reading body: EP
  • date: 2004-04-01T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P5-TA-2004-265 title: T5-0265/2004 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/JOHtml.do?uri=OJ:C:2004:103E:SOM:EN:HTML title: OJ C 103 29.04.2004, p. 0681-0793 E summary: type: Text adopted by Parliament, 2nd reading body: EP
  • date: 2007-11-15T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2007/0704/COM_COM(2007)0704_EN.pdf title: COM(2007)0704 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=2007&nu_doc=704 title: EUR-Lex summary: The European Commission has presented a Communication on the application of Regulation (EC) 793/2004 on common rules for the allocation of slots at Community airports. On 23 January 2007, the Commission launched a consultation exercise to obtain interested parties' comments on the operation of the regulation. The following picture emerges from the contributions: Member States, as well as other stakeholders, point at the fact that Regulation 793/2004 has been in force for only three years. This relatively short period makes it difficult to identify firm trends and to make a reliable assessment of the effects; air carriers point at the main problem that lies at the heart of the current shortage of slots at congested airports, namely the lack of airport capacity. Rather than addressing the symptoms, such as the scarcity of slots, the air carriers advocate increasing physical airport capacity; airports acknowledge the positive results of the Regulation but also point at the necessity to further improve capacity usage by means of additional rules and local guidelines; with regard to the process of slot allocation, Member States and all other stakeholders are of the opinion that it has significantly improved, even if it is difficult to measure its effect in terms of efficiency of airport use; the obligation for Member States to ensure that sanctions or equivalent measures are available to deal with slot abuse has a significant effect on the behaviour of air carriers; the slot coordinators are of the opinion that there is scope for further improvements, notably on the issue of new entrance, local rules and the role and position of the coordinator. New entrant : the new entrant rule does not appear to have been understood by a sufficient number of actors. It seems to have a limited effect on competition at Community airports and on the best use of scarce capacity as it creates a negligible presence at a busy airport, leading to a range of small operations that do not provide effective competition in the market place. Role of coordinators : there are concerns about the coordinator’s neutrality and functional independence in coordinated Community airports. Evidence would suggest that the relevant provisions of the Regulation have not yet been implemented in a unified and consistent way in all Member States. The process of slot allocation: the absence of a common definition of the idea of efficient use of airport capacity makes it difficult to evaluate the effects of the revised regulation. Local guidelines have the potential to add more flexibility to adapt to local circumstances to allow for better use of the existing slots at congested airports, provided they comply with the provisions of the Regulation. Enforcement: Air carriers welcome the significant progress that has been made by requiring that effective, proportionate and dissuasive sanctions or equivalent measures are applied to prevent abuse of the slot allocation mechanism. The effects thereof are not quantified, however. The introduction of dissuasive sanctions or equivalent measures to prevent slot abuse has fostered better use of existing capacity. Conclusion : although the Regulation has brought some improvements in use of airport capacity, it is not adequate to address the increasing congestion at Community airports. Implementation of the measures set out in the Commission Communication "An action plan for airport capacity, efficiency and safety in Europe" , adopted in January 2007 (see INI/2007/2092 ), is needed to achieve a more efficient use of scarce airport capacity possibly accompanied by a more structured approach to market based slot allocation schemes. The Commission will now have to concentrate on assuring adequate implementation of a number of issues with which stakeholders have experienced particular difficulties. Furthermore, the Commission concludes that the existing Regulation can be improved through an interpretative instrument where the scope of a number of provisions would be clarified. The Commission could envisage a partial review of the text should this prove to be necessary. type: Follow-up document body: EC
  • date: 2008-04-30T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2008/0227/COM_COM(2008)0227_EN.pdf title: COM(2008)0227 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=2008&nu_doc=227 title: EUR-Lex summary: The purpose of this Communication is to set out the Commission’s concerns and views regarding the application of provisions for the allocation of slots at Community airports. The new provisions, set out in the Regulation on common slots at Community airports, relate to: new entrants; enforcement; and the independence of the coordinators. Although this has resulted in some improvements (sanctions to prevent slot abuse at coordinated airports, which has resulted in a better use of existing capacity), both the Member States and stakeholders report that a number of provisions are still not fully or completely implemented. This conclusion is underpinned by a Commission Report on the application of slot Regulations. The main problems, as found in the report are: An insufficient application of provisions obliging the Member States to guarantee the functional and financial independence of the coordinators at coordinated airports. This could impede the coordinator’s ability to function in a neutral, non-discriminatory and transparent manner. A continuing lack of full transparency regarding information that coordinators should provide regarding schedules, allocation and available slots. This could hinder a more efficient use of slots and distort competition given that not all interested parties have access to the schedule data. The non-compliance of provisions regarding local guidelines for the better use of existing slots at coordinated airports. The exchange of slots by air carriers at congested Community airports for monetary and other consideration. The need for greater consistency between slots and flight plans in order to avoid slot abuse and to guarantee compliance with the Regulation. Independence of the coordinator: An independent coordinator is essential. The Commission is of the view that functional separation means that the coordinator should act autonomously from, not be instructed by, and not have a duty to report back to, the airport managing body, a service provide nor any air carrier operating from the airport concerned. This should also mean that the coordinator is financially independent from any single party directly affected by, or having an interest in, its activities. Separate accounts and budgets should, therefore, be kept. New Entry: To recall, the Regulation specifies that 50% of slots must first be allocated to new entrants, unless requests by new entrants are less than 50%. Questions have been raised about whether this obligation relates only to the initial allocation from the pool about four months before the start of the relevant summer and winter scheduling seasons, or whether this also applies through he scheduling season. The Commission’s response is that neither in Article 10 (6) nor in any other provisions is the scope of this Article limited to the initial allocation of slots prior to each scheduling season. It is therefore of the view that the provisions of Article 10(6) should be applied permanently and continuously, throughout the scheduling seasons. Transparency of schedule data: Transparent information is essential for ensuring an objective procedure for slot allocation and for guaranteeing that the coordinator acts in accordance with set requirements. The Commission calls on the Member states to ensure that coordinators fully comply with the requirements laid down in Article 4(8) and it calls on the Member States to encourage all coordinators and schedule facilitators to submit their schedule data to the combined database. Local guidelines: The Commission reminds readers that any environmental concerns that are incorporated in local guidelines must be compatible with Community law. They must also be compatible with Community legislation on intra-Community air routs, which requires that restrictions must be non-discriminatory on grounds of nationality or identity of air carriers and that they must not unduly distort competition between air carriers. Similarly any restrictions concerning noise reduction must comply with EU noise legislation. Exchange of slots: The Commission remains concerned that the Regulation is still not leading to the most efficient use of slots. It does recognise, however, that exchanges of slots for monetary and other consideration (referred to as secondary trading) is taking place at a number of congested Community airports leading to the creation of additional services on specific routes. Given that there is no clear and explicit prohibition of such exchanges, the Commission does not intend to pursue infringement proceedings against the Member States where such exchanges take place. Should, however, it emerge that for competition or other reasons, revision of the existing legislation is required, the Commission will make an appropriate proposal. Consistency between slots and flight plans: Experience shows that verification of flight plans against airport slots in particular allocation to general aviation by Air Traffic Management authorities and coordinators rarely takes place in a systematic manner. A consistent approach between requests for single slots and flight plans is increasingly relevant for general and business flights, which by definition, operate unscheduled services often outside the allocated slot bracket or even without having obtained a slot from the slot pool in advance. As a result, these ad-hoc flights may interfere with the proper operation of coordinated airports, where slots tend to reflect flight plans and where air carriers are required to operate in accordance with the slots allocated to them. To conclude, the Commission hopes that this Communication will stimulate a better use of scarce capacity at coordinated airports. It will continue to monitor the function of the Regulation and may consider whether it is necessary to make a proposal to amend the Regulation. type: Follow-up document body: EC
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  • PURPOSE: To update and clarify aspects of Regulation 95/93 on common rules for the allocation of slots at Community airports. CONTENT: Since the implementation of Regulation 95/93 in 1993 the Commission has continued to monitor and supervise the application for the allocation of slots at Community airports. Frequent discussions with Member States and interested parties, combined with extensive independent research, indicates that aspects of the existing Regulation are in need of revision. In particular, a clarification of legal definitions is required in order to maximise the effectiveness of the Regulation. The proposed amendments therefore seek: - to clarify the legal nature of slots; - to ensure the transparent, neutral and non-discriminatory airport capacity determination; and - to set up slot allocation procedures by legally and factually independent coordinators. Given the sensitive nature of the allocation of airport slots, the Commission does not seek to address market share access in this instance - a report on this challenge will be published in the later half of 2001. Specifically, the Commission recommends the following changes to the current Regulation: - that the role of the coordinator be changed in such a way as to make him/her independent of any stakeholder in the allocation of airport slots; - to clarify the legal nature of slots, whereby slots are allocated as public goods, based on certain rules to the most deserving carrier; - to take environmental factors into account when allocating airport slots. The proposed amendments will permit the introduction of local environmental priority rules provided that they are in conformity with Community law: - to include additional criterion for slot allocation by taking into account the existence of satisfactory service by other modes of transport. - a clarification of transfers and exchanges. In order to allow for transactions to be taken in an efficient way it is proposed that direct transfer of slots between carriers be compatible with competition policy decisions; - to reinforce the definition of "new entrant". - to step up the enforcement of sanctions by awarding coordinators the right to withdraw, for the remainder of the scheduling season, the series of slots affected by incorrect behaviour; - to reject flight plans of airlines when they intend to land and/or take off without having first secured the necessary slots.�
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  • The Commission accepted 19 amendments in full, and 15 in part or principle. The amendments accepted include the following elements of the proposal: the definition of new entrant, air carrier, the functions of the coordinator, the functions of the coordination committee and the designation of coordination parameters. The commission also accepts the amendment concerning its powers when examining cases of exceptional circumstances. Periods for dealing with complaints have been shortened to ensure quick solutions within reasonable time. Other accepted amendments include: -clarification that the analysis of the airport capacity is also made at the request of the coordination capacity, or the air carriers representing more than half of the operators at an airport, or the managing body of the airport, or the Member states or Commission. The Commission rejected 18 amendments. These include: -the deletion of any reference to local passenger organisations from the consultation process regarding the airport capacity analysis and the determination of the coordination parameters. Accepting these amendments would completely deprive consumer interests from playing any role in the slot allocation process; -the status of the coordinator: Parliament has proposed that the exemption of the coordinator from liability despite his increased obligations. The Commission will not accept a general exemption and is of the opinion that the liability of the coordinator should be limited to cases of gross negligence and wilful misconduct; -the functioning of the coordination of the committee; -amendments which would affect intermodality and public service obligations.�
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  • date: 2001-06-20T00:00:00 docs: url: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=2001&nu_doc=335 celexid: CELEX:52001PC0335:EN type: Legislative proposal published title: COM(2001)0335 type: Legislative proposal published body: EC commission: DG: Energy and Transport
  • body: CSL meeting_id: 2364 docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=SMPL&ROWSPP=25&RESULTSET=1&NRROWS=500&DOC_LANCD=EN&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC&CONTENTS=2364*&MEET_DATE=27/06/2001 type: Debate in Council title: 2364 council: Transport, Telecommunications and Energy date: 2001-06-27T00:00:00 type: Council Meeting
  • date: 2001-09-03T00:00:00 body: EP type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading committees: body: EP responsible: False committee: ECON date: 2001-10-09T00:00:00 committee_full: Economic and Monetary Affairs rapporteur: group: ELDR name: RIIS-JØRGENSEN Karin body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Environment, Public Health, Consumer Policy committee: ENVI body: EP responsible: True committee: RETT date: 2001-09-11T00:00:00 committee_full: Regional Policy, Transport and Tourism rapporteur: group: PSE name: STOCKMANN Ulrich
  • date: 2002-03-25T00:00:00 body: CSL type: Council Meeting council: Transport, Telecommunications and Energy meeting_id: X016
  • body: EP committees: body: EP responsible: False committee: ECON date: 2001-10-09T00:00:00 committee_full: Economic and Monetary Affairs rapporteur: group: ELDR name: RIIS-JØRGENSEN Karin body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Environment, Public Health, Consumer Policy committee: ENVI body: EP responsible: True committee: RETT date: 2001-09-11T00:00:00 committee_full: Regional Policy, Transport and Tourism rapporteur: group: PSE name: STOCKMANN Ulrich docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A5-2002-186&language=EN type: Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading title: A5-0186/2002 date: 2002-05-22T00:00:00 type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
  • date: 2002-06-10T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=20020610&type=CRE type: Debate in Parliament title: Debate in Parliament body: EP type: Debate in Parliament
  • date: 2002-06-11T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P5-TA-2002-293 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading title: T5-0293/2002 body: EP type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
  • date: 2002-10-03T00:00:00 body: CSL type: Council Meeting council: Transport, Telecommunications and Energy meeting_id: X017
  • date: 2002-11-07T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/registre/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2002/0623/COM_COM(2002)0623_EN.pdf celexid: CELEX:52002PC0623:EN type: Modified legislative proposal published title: COM(2002)0623 type: Modified legislative proposal published body: EC commission: DG: Energy and Transport
  • body: CSL meeting_id: 2515 docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=SMPL&ROWSPP=25&RESULTSET=1&NRROWS=500&DOC_LANCD=EN&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC&CONTENTS=2515*&MEET_DATE=05/06/2003 type: Debate in Council title: 2515 council: Transport, Telecommunications and Energy date: 2003-06-05T00:00:00 type: Council Meeting
  • date: 2003-12-05T00:00:00 body: CSL type: Council Meeting council: Transport, Telecommunications and Energy meeting_id: 2551
  • body: CSL meeting_id: 2561 docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=ADV&RESULTSET=1&DOC_ID=16305%2F03&DOC_LANCD=EN&ROWSPP=25&NRROWS=500&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC type: Council position published title: 16305/1/2003 council: Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) date: 2004-02-19T00:00:00 type: Council Meeting
  • date: 2004-02-26T00:00:00 body: EP type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 2nd reading committees: body: EP responsible: True committee: RETT date: 2001-09-11T00:00:00 committee_full: Regional Policy, Transport and Tourism rapporteur: group: PSE name: STOCKMANN Ulrich
  • date: 2004-03-17T00:00:00 body: EP type: Vote in committee, 2nd reading committees: body: EP responsible: True committee: RETT date: 2001-09-11T00:00:00 committee_full: Regional Policy, Transport and Tourism rapporteur: group: PSE name: STOCKMANN Ulrich docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A5-2004-217&language=EN type: Committee recommendation tabled for plenary, 2nd reading title: A5-0217/2004
  • date: 2004-03-31T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=20040331&type=CRE type: Debate in Parliament title: Debate in Parliament body: EP type: Debate in Parliament
  • date: 2004-04-01T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P5-TA-2004-265 type: Decision by Parliament, 2nd reading title: T5-0265/2004 body: EP type: Decision by Parliament, 2nd reading
  • date: 2004-04-21T00:00:00 body: CSL type: Final act signed
  • date: 2004-04-21T00:00:00 body: EP type: End of procedure in Parliament
  • date: 2004-04-30T00:00:00 type: Final act published in Official Journal docs: url: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=EN&numdoc=32004R0793 title: Regulation 2004/793 url: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=OJ:L:2004:138:TOC title: OJ L 138 30.04.2004, p. 0050-0060
committees
  • body: EP responsible: False committee: ECON date: 2001-10-09T00:00:00 committee_full: Economic and Monetary Affairs rapporteur: group: ELDR name: RIIS-JØRGENSEN Karin
  • body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Environment, Public Health, Consumer Policy committee: ENVI
  • body: EP responsible: True committee: RETT date: 2001-09-11T00:00:00 committee_full: Regional Policy, Transport and Tourism rapporteur: group: PSE name: STOCKMANN Ulrich
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European Commission
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  • body: CSL type: Council Meeting council: Former Council configuration
  • body: EC dg: Energy and Transport
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RETT/5/19772
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2001/0140(COD)
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Regulation
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EC Treaty (after Amsterdam) EC 080-p2
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Procedure completed
summary
Repealed by
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Legislation
title
Air transport: slots at Community airports and competition (amend. Regulation (EEC) No 95/93)
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COD - Ordinary legislative procedure (ex-codecision procedure)
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