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EU must act after study shows shipping pollution could increase by half

News from Brussels - 2020-08-06

Shipping’s climate impact has grown 10% in just six years, according to a landmark study released today by the UN maritime agency...

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Support for rail industry proving complicated and divisive

News from Brussels - 2020-08-05

Until the coronavirus pandemic monopolised the headlines, the health of German state railway operator, Deutsche Bahn and its DB Cargo subsidiary, was the nation’s hot topic of conversation...

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COVID: Stakes are high for European automotive recovery, new facts and figures show

News from Brussels - 2020-07-30

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has published its annual Pocket Guide that provides an overview of the EU auto industry, including the latest sector-specific data on em...

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Test by Germany's motoring asscociation reveals e-cars use more power than dashboards show

News from Brussels - 2020-07-27

A test of power consumption in electric cars shows that they consume between 10 and 25% more electricity than their on-board computers show, largely due to charging station losses, car drivers' cl...

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European Commission's new study on inland waterways

News from Brussels - 2020-07-27

The studies are subject to a disclaimer and copyright...

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ECSA: Sustainable recovery requires a well-balanced recovery package

News from Brussels - 2020-07-27

Following the special European Council meeting of 17-21 July, EU leaders agreed on a €750bn recovery fund to help the EU tackle the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic...

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10 years of failed fuels policies in Europe: how to break our oil addiction

News from Brussels - 2020-07-23

This opinion piece does not reflect the views of ECG This summer will be a special one for Europeans...

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Special European Council, 17-21 July 2020

News from Brussels - 2020-07-22

Main results EU leaders agreed a recovery package and the 2021-2027 budget that will help the EU to rebuild after the pandemic and will support investment in the green and digital transitions...

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EU steps on the gas towards hydrogen

News from Brussels - 2020-07-17

The European Commission’s new hydrogen strategy is out and reinforces much of IRU’s vision on decarbonising long distance road transport for passengers and goods by 2050...

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Boosting the EU's Green Recovery: EU invests over €2bn in 140 key transport projects to jump start the economy

News from Brussels - 2020-07-17

The EU is supporting the economic recovery in all of its Member States by injecting almost €2...

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Maritime social partners meet with Commissioner Vălean

News from Brussels - 2020-07-17

On Thursday 16 July, European maritime social partners ETF and ECSA met with European transport commissioner, Adina-Ioana Vălean...

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Civil society opposes ACEA's call to delay vehicle pollution norms - letter

News from Brussels - 2020-07-16

In yet another attempt to weaken the application of pollution norms for cars, vans and trucks, Europe's powerful car lobby ACEA (the European Automobile Manufacturers Association) wrote to th...

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Ukraine latest country to ratify e-CMR protocol

News from Brussels - 2020-07-16

The Ukrainian government has ratified e-CMR, the electronic protocol of the standard consignment note under the United Nations Convention for the carriage of goods...

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World Youth Skills Day 2020 – Skills for a resilient transport sector!

News from Brussels - 2020-07-16

Quality training for quality jobs and fair transition On World Youth Skills Day 2020, we find ourselves in a peculiar situation...

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Car emissions: MEPs set end on gap between lab and real driving emission tests

News from Brussels - 2020-07-15

To ensure that cars meet EU limits on NOx emissions, tests under real driving conditions must be more stringent, said the Environment Committee on Tuesday 14 July...

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Zero-emission trucks: Joint call for safe and secure parking areas

News from Brussels - 2020-07-14

The European Commission is developing new standards for safe and secure truck parking areas in Europe to ensure good resting conditions for European truck drivers...

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The European Green Deal and Logistics in Time of Recovery

News from Brussels - 2020-07-14

At the second webinar organised by the European Logistics Platform (ELP) this year, over 40 EU policy-makers and industry representatives met online to discuss how European policy was seeking to combi...

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Green Deal poised to aid EU’s pandemic recovery

News from Brussels - 2020-07-13

The European Union’s ambitious target to become carbon neutral by 2050 is needed more than ever as the region recovers from the economic recession caused by the coronavirus, the deputy director ...

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Reinforcing our commitment to alternative fuels

News from Brussels - 2020-07-13

Among its wide project portfolio INEA supports many actions devoted to promoting the uptake of alternative fuels for transport...

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ICS represents global shipowners at ministerial summit on crew change

News from Brussels - 2020-07-13

International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) Secretary General, Guy Platten, addressed the Ministerial International Maritime Summit on Crew Changes hosted by the United Kingdom in London to urge national ...

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