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European Commission publishes results of the Online ticket Sales Sweep

Results of the 2010 sweep websites selling tickets to cultural and sporting events are positive, the Commission announced on 29 Sept. 2011: 88% of the websites checked for breach of EU consumer rules are now in line compared to only 40% in 2010.

This sector was chosen after European Consumer Centres received numerous complaints.

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Conference: EU Passenger Law – Towards 2020, Leuven

I am happy to announce (on behalf of Jens Karsten) an upcoming conference organised by the Leuven Travel & Transport Law­‐Forum (LTTL-Forum):

 EU Passenger Law – Towards 2020

 Leuven (Belgium), December 6, 2011

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Interesting case! Preliminary Ruling: ECJ C-410/11

Preliminary ruling before ECJ lodged by Audiencia Provincial de Barcelona (national reference: QP/07238-A9, decision as of June 15, 2011): C-410/11 (Pedro Espada Sánchez ea/Iberia) Questions referred (1)    Must the limit of 1 000 Special Drawing Rights per passenger, laid down in Article 22 of the Montreal Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air, concerning the liability of the carrier in the case of destruction, loss or damage of baggage, considered in conjunction with Article 3(3) of that convention, be interpreted as a ma

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Portuguese court next to seek clarification of the "Sturgeon" judgement

On 8 July 2011, the Tribunal de Pequena Instância Cível de Lisboa (Portugal) lodged a reference for prelimiary ruling of the ECJ  questioning the "Sturgeon" judgement of the Court as follows:

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Spain: another reference for preliminary ruling concerning Reg. 261/2004

On 28 June 2011, Juzgado de lo Mercantil de A Coruña (Spain) lodged a reference for preliminary ruling of the ECJ with regard to the following question:

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The Netherlands contribute another reference for preliminary ruling challenging the "Sturgeon judgement"

The Dutch Rechtbank Breda on June 27, 2011 lodged a reference for preliminary ruling of the ECJ with regard to the following questions:

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Austria: first reference for ECJ preliminary ruling regarding rail passenger rights

The Austrian "Schienen-Control Kommission Wien" has filed a reference for preliminary ruling of the ECJ with regard to the following questions:

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Austrian Constitutional Court: no state liability for alledgedly false application of the Package Travel Directive

The plaintiff (a lawyer) initially had sued a tour operator for mal-performance of a package travel contract. The claim had been dismissed by all instances as courts had held that the plaintiff had booked accomodation in a Dubai city hotel with half board and a shuttle service to the beach - and had exactly got what he had booked. It had to be regarded obvious that a city hotel could not offer the same amenities with regard to duration and flexibility of staying at the beach like a hotel directly situated there.

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European Union: New Regulation concerning statistics on tourism

Acknowleding a need to improve the availability, completeness and comprehensiveness of the basic tourism statistics, the European Union has published a new Regulation concerning statistics on tourism. The new Regulation 692/2011 repeals the Council Directive 95/57/EC.

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