I SPY YOU, YOU SPY ME

The French are cynical when it comes to espionage, mainly because their services are at it, too. The indignation today is surprising, because political authorities know their communications are intercepted. All diplomats live with the certainty that their communications are tapped. The only rule in this game is that you don’t get caught.

The French 2015 Intelligence Act allows intelligence agencies to exercise their powers to

TRACKING INFLUENCERS IN THE NEWS IN MAY 2021

Source: Politico

Association of European Performers’ Organisations (AEPO-ARTIS): Association of European Perfomers' Organisations has appointed Ioan Kaes as its new general secretary.

Borderlex: Robert Francis, formerly of Grayling, has joined Borderlex as trade and sustainability reporter.

Centre on Regulation in Europe: Albéric Mongrenier is the new head of energy and climate at the think tank Centre on Regulation in Europe.

EUROPE’S FOUR GEOPOLITICAL TRIBES

Source: ECFR Survey 2021

EU PROPOSALS FOR A NEW EU-US AGENDA

  1. The transatlantic partnership should work to advance global common goods, providing a solid base for stronger multilateral action and institutions. It will support all like-minded partners to join.
  2. The EU and the US should pursue common interests and leverage our collective strength to deliver results on our strategic priorities.
  3. We should always look for solutions that respect our common values of fairness, openness and competition – including where there are bilateral differences.

EUROPEAN UNION AVIATION SAFETY AGENCY (EASA)

EASA unifies aviation regulation across the European Union. EASA is responsible for determining airworthiness of new aircraft, handing out type certificates, issuing airworthiness directives, giving authorizations to foreign airlines that want to operate to and from the EU. The agency is based in Cologne, Germany.

EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR THE SAFETY OF AIR NAVIGATION (EUROCONTROL)

Eurocontrol  is an international organization working to achieve safe and seamless air traffic management across Europe. Founded in 1960, Eurocontrol currently has 41 member states and is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. It has several local sites as well, including R&D activities in Brétigny-sur-Orge, France, the Institute of Air Navigation Training (IANS) in Luxembourg, and the Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC) in Maastricht, the Netherlands. The organisation employs approximately two thousand people, and operates with an annual budget in excess of half a billion Euro

LARGEST AIRLINES IN EUROPE

  1. Ryanair includes Lauda Europe, Ryanair UK, Malta Air and Buzz)
  2. Lufthansa Group includes Lufthansa (includes Lufthansa Regional (includes Lufthansa CityLine and Airdolomiti), Eurowings, Swiss International AirLines (includes Edelweiss Air), Austrian Airlines and Brussels Airlines.
  3. Air France-KLM includes Air France (includes Air France Hop and Transavia France) and KLM (includes KLM cityhopper and Transavia).

100 BUSIEST AIRPORTS IN EUROPE (2020)

  1. Istanbul/Turkey
  2. Paris CdG/France
  3. London Heathrow/UK
  4. Amsterdam/Netherlands
  5. Moscow Sheremetyevo/Russia
  6. Frankfurt am Main/Germany
  7. Madrid/Spain
  8. Moscow Domodedovo/Russia
  9. Barcelona/Spain
  10. Moscow Vnukovo/Russia
  11. Munich/Germany
  12. Saint Petersburg/Russia
  13. Paris Orly/France
  14. London Gatwick/UK
  15. Rome Fiumicino/Italy
  16. Lisbon/Portugal
  17. Oslo/Norway
  18. Zurich/Switzerland
  19. Athens/Greece
  20. Vienna/Austria
  21. London Stansted/UK

NATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITIES IN EUROPE

  1. Austria : Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology http://www.bmvit.gv.at
  2. Belgium:  Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation http://www.mobilit.fgov.be/
  3. Bulgaria: Bulgarian Civil Aviation Authority http://caa.gateway.bg/
  4. Cyprus: Department of Civil Aviation http://www.mcw.gov.cy
  5. Czech Republic:  Civil Aviation Authority http://www.caa.cz

FLIGHT INFORMATION REGIONS (FIRs) IN EUROPE

All airspace around the world is divided into Flight Information Regions (FIRs). Each FIR is managed by a controlling authority that has responsibility for ensuring that air traffic services are provided to the aircraft flying within it. FIRs vary in size.  Smaller countries may have one FIR in the airspace above them and larger countries may have several. Airspace over the ocean is typically divided into two or more FIRs and delegated to controlling authorities within countries that border it. In some cases, FIRs are split vertically into lower and upper sections.

Pages

Subscribe to Association of Accredited Public Policy Advocates to the European Union RSS