Package Travel and Assisted Travel Arrangements: Initial Appraisal of the Commission's Impact Assessment

15-10-2013

This note seeks to provide an initial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the European Commission's Impact Assessment accompanying its proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on package travel and on assisted travel arrangements, amending Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Directive 2011/83/EU and repealing Council Directive 90/314/EEC (COM (2013) 512), submitted on 9 July 2013. It analyses whether the principal criteria laid down in the Commission’s own Impact Assessment Guidelines, as well as additional factors identified by the Parliament in its Impact Assessment Handbook, appear to be met by the IA. It does not attempt to deal with the substance of the proposal.

This note seeks to provide an initial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the European Commission's Impact Assessment accompanying its proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on package travel and on assisted travel arrangements, amending Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Directive 2011/83/EU and repealing Council Directive 90/314/EEC (COM (2013) 512), submitted on 9 July 2013. It analyses whether the principal criteria laid down in the Commission’s own Impact Assessment Guidelines, as well as additional factors identified by the Parliament in its Impact Assessment Handbook, appear to be met by the IA. It does not attempt to deal with the substance of the proposal.