EU denies full rights to Bulgaria's airlines on safety concerns
The European Union put Bulgaria's airlines on a safety watchlist, curbing their access to EU routes two weeks before the country joins the bloc.
Bulgaria-registered airlines will be treated as non-EU carriers and could be grounded by any EU government due to lagging safety standards, said the European Commission, the EU's executive arm. „We are not satisfied that Bulgaria meets the required standard,” EU Transport Commissioner Jacques Barrot said in a statement today in Brussels.
The EU said it is taking aim at Bulgaria's safety inspection procedures and isn't targeting individual airlines. Safety and maintenance certificates issued by Bulgaria's civil aviation authority won't be automatically recognized across the EU, the commission said. (Bloomberg)
SUPPORT THE BUDAPEST BUSINESS JOURNAL
Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.