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ERAA decries unfair treatment by EU.(Regional News)(European Regions Airline Association)(Brief Article)

The European Regions Airline Assn. unveiled a special report charging the EU with discriminating against Regionals by enacting onerous legislation and taxation. The report lists some two dozen of what ERAA calls "specific cases of regulatory discrimination against the air transport industry," along with about 40 recommendations for improvement.

While the organization "supports some of the legislation that currently only applies to air transport, it is essential that equivalent legislation is applied to all modes," said ERAA DG Mike Ambrose. "The roles and responsibilities of regulators need to change. Future regulatory action should be against a clear and consistent framework and policy. …

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