Gulf airlines face regulatory, competitive threats from Europe

The European Commission (EC) is planning to publish new competition rules for the aviation sector in April, in a move which could open the way for fines on Middle East carriers and even, in extreme circumstances, bar them from Europe’s skies. In February, Reuters reported that the proposed new rules would allow the EC to impose duties on non-European Union (EU) airlines, or suspend their flying rights, if they are found to have benefitted from illegal government subsidies, favourable airport charges or other unfair business practices.
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Oman Water and Wastewater Conference

Muscat, Oman

10 November

The MENA Britain Trade Expo 2017

QEII Centre, Westminster, London

13-17 November

Power Week

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4-6 December

The World Islamic Banking Summit

ART Rotana Hotel, Amwaj Islands, Kingdom of Bahrain.

6-8 March

Middle East Electricity

Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE

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