Dear signatories of the FIM petition,
This message is to thank you for supporting our campaign ‘Fair treatment for musicians traveling on planes with their instruments’.
A draft amended regulation has been published by the EU Commission on March 20th, 2013, which includes specific provisions about musical instruments carried on planes, which is exactly what our petition was about (you can access the full document here: http://www.tinyurl.com/ctmddxe and go directly to page 28, article 6e).
Of course, there is still some work to be done in order to make sure that the EU Parliament supports – or even improves – the Commission’s proposal. But this is already a big success for all of us.
I wish to extend our thanks to the EU Commissions’ officials who have been carefully listening to our arguments, to Mr George Bach MEP, to Pearle* (representing European employers in the live performance sector) and, of course, to Katie Melua and Janne Schaffer.
Best wishes to all,
General Secretary, International Federation of Musicians (FIM)
On behalf of CelloBello.com, a heartfelt thank you to all CelloBlog readers who signed the petition (on the right hand column below) and supported this great cause!