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Legislation

Title: Euro-Mediterranean aviation agreement between the EU and Jordan
Sectors of Transport: Transport, External relations, Transport, Air transport, Sectoral agreements, Agreements — Transport
Weblinks: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/AUTO/?uri=CELEX:22012A1206(01) , https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/AUTO/?uri=CELEX:32020D0953 , https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/AUTO/?uri=CELEX:42012D0750
Euro-Mediterranean aviation agreement between the EU and Jordan

Euro-Mediterranean aviation agreement between the EU and Jordan

 

SUMMARY OF:

Euro-Mediterranean aviation agreement between the EU and its Member States, of the one part, and Jordan, of the other part

Decision 2012/750/EU on the signature and provisional application of the Euro-Mediterranean aviation agreement between the EU and its Member States, of the one part, and Jordan, of the other part

Decision (EU) 2020/953 concluding, on behalf of the EU, the Euro-Mediterranean aviation agreement between the EU and its Member States, of the one part, and Jordan, of the other part

WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE AGREEMENT AND THE DECISIONS?

  • The agreement opens the market for direct flights for all EU and Jordanian airlines between the European Union (EU) and Jordan.
  • It also provides a regulatory framework and sets out standards for a wide range of aviation issues, such as aviation safety, security passenger rights, air traffic management, economic regulation, competition issues and social aspects.
  • Decision 2012/750/EU authorised the signing and provisional application of the agreement.
  • Decision (EU) 2020/953 concludes the agreement on behalf of the EU.

KEY POINTS

The agreement covers 3 main areas of cooperation.

  • 1.

    Economic rules

    The agreement sets out rules on a number of aspects of economic cooperation between the EU and Jordan, including:

    • traffic rights — including the unlimited right to fly between the EU and Jordan or over the other party’s territory or to make a stop in the other party’s territory for non-traffic purposes;
    • authorisations — for air carriers of each party to operate in the territory of the other;
    • reciprocal recognition of air carrier fitness and citizenship decisions;
    • rules to ensure fair competition and to facilitate business activities;
    • rules on user charges for airport and aviation facilities and services.

    The agreement allows for the taxation of fuel for use on intra-EU and intra-Jordan routes.

  • 2.

    Regulatory cooperation (aviation safety, security and air traffic management)

    Both parties must:

    • conform with certain EU safety legislation, as listed in the annex to the agreement;
    • cooperate on security and conform with the standards listed in the annex to the agreement;
    • cooperate in air traffic management with a view to extending the single European sky to Jordan and conform with the EU’s legislation on air traffic management, as listed in the annex to the agreement.
  • 3.

    Institutional rules (administration and enforcement)

    • Each party is responsible for enforcing the rules of the agreement on its territory.
    • A joint committee comprising representatives of both parties, and meeting at least yearly, is responsible for administering the agreement and ensuring its proper implementation.

DATE OF ENTRY INTO FORCE

The agreement entered into force on 2 August 2020.

BACKGROUND

This is one of a number of bilateral agreements strengthening air relations between the EU and neighbouring countries in the context of the European Commission communication on developing the agenda for the EU’s external aviation policy.

See also:

MAIN DOCUMENTS

Euro-Mediterranean Aviation Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, of the other part (OJ L 334, 6.12.2012, pp. 3-30)

Decision 2012/750/EU of the Council and of the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States, meeting within the Council of 15 October 2010 on the signature and provisional application of the Euro-Mediterranean Aviation Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, of the other part (OJ L 334, 6.12.2012, pp. 1-2)

Council Decision (EU) 2020/953 of 26 June 2020 on the conclusion, on behalf of the Union, of the Euro-Mediterranean Aviation Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, of the other part (OJ L 212, 3.7.2020, pp. 12-13)

RELATED DOCUMENTS

Protocol amending the Euro-Mediterranean Aviation Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, of the other part, to take account of the accession to the European Union of the Republic of Croatia (OJ L 132, 21.5.2016, pp. 81-84)

Council Decision (EU) 2016/803 of 7 May 2015 on the signing, on behalf of the Union and its Member States, and provisional application of a Protocol amending the Euro-Mediterranean Aviation Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, of the other part, to take account of the accession to the European Union of the Republic of Croatia (OJ L 132, 21.5.2016, pp. 79-80)

Council Decision (EU) 2020/899 of 26 June 2020 on the conclusion, on behalf of the Union and its Member States, of a Protocol amending the Euro-Mediterranean Aviation Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, of the other part, to take account of the accession to the European Union of the Republic of Croatia (OJ L 207, 30.6.2020, pp. 1-2)

Information concerning the entry into force of the Euro-Mediterranean Aviation Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, of the other part (OJ L 277, 26.8.2020, p. 4)

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions — The EU’s External Aviation Policy — Addressing Future Challenges (COM(2012) 556 final, 27.9.2012)

Communication from the Commission — Developing the agenda for the Community’s external aviation policy (COM(2005) 79 final, 11.3.2005)

last update 26.10.2020

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