EUROPEAN COMMISSION’S SUPPORT OF THE TOURISM SECTOR

The Commission aims to support Europe’s tourism sector by:

1. Ensuring liquidity for tourism businesses, in particular SMEs, through

TOP 100 EUROPEAN AIRPORTS

The majority of airport revenue

  1. about 56% is from aeronautical means, such as terminals, landing and passenger fees paid by the airlines.
  2. 40% comes from non-aeronautical activities. Out of this figure (Retail concessions account for 28.8%, Car parking 20.0%, Property & Real Estate 35,7%, Others (Advertising, Car rentals and more: 15.0%)
  3. Others: 4.6%

On average the cost to operate an airport is $ 13.55 per passenger. This figure varies greatly based on size and location. Heathrow for example needs to generate $ 19 per passenger to breakeven.

THE AVIATION INDUSTRY AND COVID-19

The aviation industry supports 65.5 million jobs around the world, including 10.5 million people employed at airports and by airlines, and contributes $2.7 trillion in world economic activity. According to global aviation bodies and leading airlines, it will  take three years for the industry to return to operational levels seen just before the Covid-19 pandemic broke out.

Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) say the current state of the global air transport industry risks the loss of millions of jobs.

ABOUT THE ARCTIC COUNCIL

The Arctic Council is the leading intergovernmental forum promoting cooperation, coordination and interaction among the Arctic States, Arctic indigenous communities and other Arctic inhabitants on common Arctic issues, in particular on issues of sustainable development and environmental protection in the Arctic. It was formally established in 1996. The Arctic Council is a forum; it has no programming budget. All projects or initiatives are sponsored by one or more Arctic States. Some projects also receive support from other entities.

RUSSIA AND THE EU POTENTIAL AREAS OF COOPERATION

There is a growing need to bring EU and Russia’s relations back to normal so both sides can work more closely with each other again.

Common Interests

EUROPEAN TOURISM INDUSTRY AND IMPACT OF COVID-19

Tourism is one of the sectors most affected by the Covid-19 outbreak. Travel restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic have decimated the tourism industry, a major player in the EU economy.  

Facts and Figures

JOE BIDEN AND CLIMATE CHANGE

The United States accounts for 15% of global emissions. Climate change is a global challenge that requires decisive action from every country around the world. Biden will rejoin the Paris Agreement and use every tool of American foreign policy to push the rest of the world to raise their ambitions alongside the United States. A Biden Administration will:

Re-enter the Paris Agreement and lead a major diplomatic push to raise the ambitions of countries’ climate targets. To catalyze this effort, Biden will, in his first 100 days in office:

U.S. ECONOMIC RECOVERY WILL TAKE TIME

Even if the U.S. business restart goes reasonably well, and the virus remains largely contained, a surge in business failures and bankruptcies is likely and will impede any economic recovery. Too many of the unemployed won’t have jobs to go back to. New businesses will ultimately form and fill the void, but that will take time.

CURRENT ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN EUROPE

  1. Albania: deforestation; soil erosion; water pollution from industrial and domestic effluents; loss of biodiversity due to lack of resources for sound environmental management.
  2. Andorra: deforestation; overgrazing of mountain meadows contributes to soil erosion; air pollution; wastewater treatment and solid waste disposal.

APPEAL FOR MAKING THE EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL AT HEART OF RECOVERY

Countries in Support

  1. Austria
  2. Denmark
  3. Finland
  4. Italy
  5. Latvia
  6. Luxembourg
  7. Netherlands
  8. Portugal 
  9. Spain 
  10. Sweden
  11. France
  12. Germany
  13. Greece
  14. Ireland
  15. Slovakia
  16. Slovenia
  17. Malta

Countries outside the Appeal

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