News from Brussels

Coronavirus: Combined Transport is prepared to keep the economy moving

News from Brussels - 2020-02-25

In view of the COVID-19 infections reported over the weekend from Northern Italy – mainly the regions of Lombardy and Veneto – and the resulting swift actions announced by I...

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Labelling of tyres: Council adopts new rules

News from Brussels - 2020-02-25

Consumers will soon be better informed when choosing new tyres for their cars...

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Europe’s top firms must double low-carbon investment – study

News from Brussels - 2020-02-25

Europe’s top companies need to more than double their current level of spending on low-carbon projects to meet the European Commission’s flagship goal of ‘climate neutrality’ b...

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ETF and IRU urge EU to address unprecedented driver shortage in road transport industry

News from Brussels - 2020-02-20

ETF and IRU renewed their commitment as EU road transport social partners on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the EU Social Dialogue Committee for Road Transport, celebrated on 18 February...

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European Shipping Week 2020 opens with the latest figures on European shipping

News from Brussels - 2020-02-18

The European Shipping Week 2020 - the biggest shipping event in Brussels and the flagship event of ECSA - opens today with the release of the latest figures on European shipping by Oxford Economics...

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Withdrawal of the CT Directive amendment

News from Brussels - 2020-02-13

On 29 January, the European Commission announced its work programme for 2020 and, within it, the withdrawal of the amendment proposal of the Combined Transport Directive...

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15 ORGANISATIONS FROM THE TRANSPORT SECTOR CALL FOR A BOLD AND REALISTIC EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL

News from Brussels - 2020-02-12

The Communication on the European Green Deal sets very ambitious objectives for the EU and sends a strong message to the rest of the world regarding Europe’s ambition to reduce emissions by at l...

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Supporting alternative fuels for transport

News from Brussels - 2020-01-31

The CEF Transport programme continues to lead the way in greening the European road sector by supporting the roll-out of alternative fuel stations...

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Croatian Presidency outlines priorities to EP TRAN committee

News from Brussels - 2020-01-24

Croatia holds the Presidency of the Council until July 2020...

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Safer roads call for holistic norms

News from Brussels - 2020-01-24

German Minister of Transport Andreas Scheuer recently called for EU-wide implementation of safety systems for truck blind spots as soon as possible, following a series of road accidents in Germany...

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Auto industry sets out plan for carbon neutrality under EU Green Deal, amid shrinking market

News from Brussels - 2020-01-24

Forecasting the first downturn in EU car sales in seven years this year, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) on 22 January outlined the major challenges faced by the E...

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Natural and renewable gas: Joint call to accelerate the deployment of refuelling infrastructure

News from Brussels - 2020-01-22

The European Biogas Association (EBA), the Natural & bio Gas Vehicle Association (NGVA Europe) and the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) are calling on EU policy makers t...

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Mobility Package: ETF statement on today’s TRAN Committee vote

News from Brussels - 2020-01-22

On Tuesday 21 January 2020 , the TRAN Committee of the European Parliament voted in favour of the trilogue result reached on 12 December with the Finnish Presidency, on behalf of the Council of Minist...

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Mobility package: Transport Committee backs deal with EU Ministers

News from Brussels - 2020-01-22

A deal between Parliament and Finnish Presidency negotiators on reforming the road transport sector was approved by the Transport and Tourism Committee on Tuesday...

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Getting to the Green Deal: Don’t rule out alternative fuels with a track record of success

News from Brussels - 2020-01-15

Vehicle manufacturers and fuel coalition call for consistency in defining alternative fuels that will drive the energy transition...

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Road transport in the EU ETS: A high-risk, low-reward strategy

News from Brussels - 2020-01-10

The Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) is not a good instrument to cut road transport emissions because it will raise petrol prices and fuel popular discontent, as seen in the past with the ‘Gilets ...

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Cleaner Air in 2020: 0.5% sulphur cap for ships enters into force worldwide

News from Brussels - 2020-01-06

From 1 January 2020, the maximum sulphur content of marine fuels is reduced to 0...

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Truck drivers reform: Coreper confirms provisional agreement on mobility package

News from Brussels - 2020-01-06

A major step forward was taken today in securing key reform of the EU road transport sector, when the Council’s Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper) approved a set of proposals &nd...

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Position Paper: European Transport Policy after 2020

News from Brussels - 2019-12-19

Since 2011, Europe has seen the rise of socio-economic, technological and political developments with a major impact on the future of transport and mobility...

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Women in Transport – towards a gender-balanced workforce in our sector

News from Brussels - 2019-12-17

The transport industry is undergoing rapid changes, driven by technology and the ever-increasing need for sustainable solutions...

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