This article was published under the 2015-2020 European Committee of the Regions mandate.
The liberalization of the European aviation market served us well – we have seen strong growth, jobs, trade and mobility but emerging economies outside of the EU and new actors like the ones from the Gulf states make competition fiercer on the European aviation market. We therefore need a more comprehensive European Aviation strategy because a competitive and viable European aviation sector is important for all regional development. Therefore, the members of the European Committee of the Regions are looking into connectivity, intermodality, climate and environmental concerns and cooperation between local and regional authorities through a report prepared Ulrika LANDERGREN (SE/ALDE).
23 March 2017 Improving the Regional Air Connectivity for Europe – a Precondition for Sustainable Economic Growth
The conference brought together leading representatives of key responsible institutions and organisations that, as part of their daily mission, can help the EU aviation increase competitiveness and create economic growth. Achieving this objective requires trustful stakeholder dialogue and clear and positive leadership at European, national and regional level. Ulrika Landergren was a key panelist at this event.
22 June 2016 Discussions with ALDE MEP’s Matthijs Van Miltenburg (NL), ALDE coordinator in REGI, and Pavel Telicka, ALDe shadow rapporteur
29 April 2016 Discussion with Raoul Boucke, chair of the Council working group on aviation, Dutch Permanent Representation to the EU, and Charlotte Ottosson, Counsellor for transport affairs, Permanent Representation of Sweden to the European Union for a stakeholder meeting