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Presidency signs legislative acts in the areas of trade, aviation and European funds

10 Feb · 14h45

Ana Paula Zacarias, Secretary of State for European Affairs © Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2021, Tony da Silva/Lusa

Signing of legislative acts approved with the European Parliament

Today, the Portuguese Secretary of State for European Affairs, Ana Paula Zacarias, representing the Council of the European Union (EU), signed a number of legislative acts approved with the European Parliament.

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Ana Paula Zacarias, Secretary of State for European Affairs © Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2021, Tony da Silva/Lusa

Of note among these legislative acts were amendments to the regulation reinforcing EU protection in international trade agreements, as well as changes to the rules for assigned slots at EU airports and the “use it or lose it” rule in the event of non-compliance with these slots.

 

Legislative acts aimed at reinforcing the resources available to the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) were also signed. And an autonomous technical support instrument was created, which will be available to all Member States (successor to the Structural Reform Support Programme [SRSP]).