Cost of Non-Europe in the Single Market for transport and tourism: air and maritime transport (Annex II)

28-10-2014

Cost of Non-Europe Reports identify the possibilities for economic or other gains and/or the realisation of a ‘public good’ through common action at EU level in specific policy areas and sectors. This Cost of Non-Europe Report seeks to analyse the costs for citizens, businesses and relevant stake-holders of remaining gaps and barriers in the Single Market in transports, as well as to examine the benefits from further action in the tourism sector. This particular study - the second in a series - reviews European air and water transport policy and regulation, and identifies areas, where further legislative action is necessary to complete the Single Market in these sectors. In addition, the paper looks at the impact of the completion of the Single market in relation to intercontinental transport. Based on that, it quantifies the “Cost of non-Europe” by giving an estimate of the net benefits that rebalancing European intercontinental gateways, which would stem from the completion of the Single Market in these air and maritime transport areas, would produce for the whole European economy.

Cost of Non-Europe Reports identify the possibilities for economic or other gains and/or the realisation of a ‘public good’ through common action at EU level in specific policy areas and sectors. This Cost of Non-Europe Report seeks to analyse the costs for citizens, businesses and relevant stake-holders of remaining gaps and barriers in the Single Market in transports, as well as to examine the benefits from further action in the tourism sector. This particular study - the second in a series - reviews European air and water transport policy and regulation, and identifies areas, where further legislative action is necessary to complete the Single Market in these sectors. In addition, the paper looks at the impact of the completion of the Single market in relation to intercontinental transport. Based on that, it quantifies the “Cost of non-Europe” by giving an estimate of the net benefits that rebalancing European intercontinental gateways, which would stem from the completion of the Single Market in these air and maritime transport areas, would produce for the whole European economy.

Autorzy zewnętrzni

This study has been written by Andreu Ulied, Oriol Biosca and Efraín Larrea (MCRIT) with relevant contributions from Julia Rzepecka (VVA) and Stephanie Kirchmayr-Novak (OIR), coordination and review by Giovanni Familiari (T33), at the request of the European Added Value Unit, within the Directorate-General for Parliamentary Research Services of the European Parliament.