The European Commission took Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg and Sweden to the European Court of Justice and sent a "reasoned opinion" to Slovakia for failure to comply with legislation on air passenger rights. "We are determined to ensure that the rights of European passengers are dealt with effectively in all the member states," stated EC VP for Transport Jacques Barrot. The EU regulation, which entered into force on Feb. 17, 2004, stipulates that member states must establish an effective ...

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