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Parliamentary questions
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16 May 2017
E-003366-17
Question for written answer E-003366-17
to the Commission
Rule 130
Antanas Guoga (PPE)

 Subject:  Cheaper water at airports in the EU
 Answer in writing 

Since the introduction of the security rules on liquids, aerosols and gels in summer 2006, passengers have had to surrender bottles of water at airside security checkpoints. Commissioner Bulc noted that in 2016 the European association of airport operators — Airports Council International (ACI) Europe — adopted a recommendation that European airports charge a maximum price of 1 euro for 50 cl of water. Some airports in the European Union have followed this recommendation, but other European airports are still charging more than 2 euros for a 50 cl bottle.

What is the Commission doing to ensure that passengers at Europe’s airports are charged fair prices for water — one of the basic needs that has to be provided for at European airports?

Is there any current or future legislative initiative that would protect consumers from unequal price treatment with regard to water?

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