2011. 11. 15.
The report states the European Union's intention to join the Athens Convention, centred on the safety of passenger ships and the rights of people travelling on them. Among others, the document specifies compulsory insurance and holds the carrier responsible for the losses its errors or negligence caused. It guarantees the right to submit claims directly to the insurance company.
"We have made another step in the direction of perfecting passenger rights, but it is important for us not to forget that merely ratifying the convention is not enough", Dr Kósa pointed out. "The European Commission must be strict in ensuring that these rights are respected and that the contents of the Convention become everyday practice, thus guaranteeing the fullest possible protection of our citizens during their journey", the EPP Group MEP added after the vote.
As it is widely known, MEP Kósa has stood for the protection of passengers using other modes of travel with similar commitment; his future plans include a uniform charter on the rights of passengers. This would encompass all modes of transport and is supported by the European Commission.