The deadline for EU Member States to enact legislation implementing the new EU Timeshare Directive expired on February 23, 2011. However, such legislation is still not in force in Belgium, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia and Spain.
The Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) of European Parliament adopted a compromise negotiated with the Council, after the draft has been returned to committee's charge by the Plenary in March.
The EU Commission has now published the responses received on the ADR consultation. The responses filed by experts include an IFTTA paper drafted by Larry Gore, Tom Marigiotti and John Downes. It is the second time that IFTTA participated in an EU legislative process. The commission also published a Feedback Statement to the responses received until the end of March 2011.
The European Commission has adopted the 17th update of the list of airlines banned in the European Union. Some airlines – including four all-cargo air carriers from Indonesia and one air carrier from Ukraine – have been removed from the list as safety concerns have been satisfactorily addressed.