News from Brussels

ERFA Welcomes Parliament Vote on Waiving and Reducing Track Access Charges

News from Brussels - 2020-09-18

ERFA, the European Association representing the interests of private and independent rail freight companies, welcomes the adoption by the European Parliament of the proposed European Regulation establ...

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EU’s 2030 climate target: ECSA publishes study on implications of EU ETS for shipping

News from Brussels - 2020-09-18

With the European Commission announcing an increased climate target for 2030 and aiming to extend the EU's Emission Trading System (EU ETS) to the shipping sector, ECSA is publishing its joint stu...

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European Parliament votes to end dirty diesel’s licence to pollute

News from Brussels - 2020-09-17

The European Parliament voted on Tuesday 15 September to put an end to the “licence to pollute” carmakers managed to obtain in the midst of the Dieselgate scandal...

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Climate target ambition must be matched by supportive EU policies, auto makers underline

News from Brussels - 2020-09-17

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) takes note of the ‘2030 Climate Target Plan’ unveiled today by the European Commission...

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MEPs want new cars to respect emission limits under real driving conditions

News from Brussels - 2020-09-17

As of September 2022, cars must meet EU limits on NOx emissions under real driving conditions to comply with air pollution limits, says the European Parliament...

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EP proposal for shipping without impact assessment risks regulatory patchwork and international trade tensions without delivering climate objectives

News from Brussels - 2020-09-16

ECSA regrets a decision of the plenary today in the European Parliament to draft a proposal to include shipping under the EU’s Emission Trading System (EU ETS)...

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EU Parliament tells VdL to make shipping polluters pay

News from Brussels - 2020-09-16

The European Parliament today voted for ships to be required by EU law to cut their carbon emissions...

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Why MEPs should vote to include shipping in the EU carbon market

News from Brussels - 2020-09-15

Ahead of this week's shipping pollution vote in the European Parliament, T&E and 14 environmental groups are appealing to MEPs to vote to include shipping pollution in the emissions tradi...

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Only weeks left to save EU and UK auto sectors from €110 billion ‘no deal’ Brexit disaster

News from Brussels - 2020-09-14

With just 15 weeks before the Brexit transition period expires, European automotive industry leaders have today joined forces to call for the EU and UK to secure an ambitious free trade agreement (FTA...

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EU carbon market not the right policy for cars, says Timmermans

News from Brussels - 2020-09-09

Road transport should not be top of the list when the European Union expands its carbon market into new sectors, the bloc’s climate policy chief said on 8 September...

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UK logistics industry pleads for help to get ready for Brexit

News from Brussels - 2020-09-07

Eight logistics industry groups have written to U...

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New rules on cleaner and safer cars start to apply across Europe

News from Brussels - 2020-09-07

On 1 September, the EU regulation on the approval and market surveillance of motor vehicles started to apply...

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EU road freight sector needs investments in a socially sustainable, innovative, fair and better future!

News from Brussels - 2020-09-01

In a letter to EU Transport Commissioner Adina-Ioana Vălean, the ETF Road Transport Section calls for a fair and sustainable deployment of the EU recovery instruments and emphasises the need for inve...

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Progress on TEN-T network

News from Brussels - 2020-08-27

The Commission has today published a progress report on the work done to implement the trans-European transport network (TEN-T)...

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EC: Hydrogen generation in Europe

News from Brussels - 2020-08-26

The European Commission published its hydrogen strategy for a climate-neutral Europe on 8 July 2020...

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Connected Automated Driving: opportunities and challenges for road transport

News from Brussels - 2020-08-25

We often hear from our members about the importance of reliable and complete information on new technologies...

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ERFA supports French proposal to waive track access charges

News from Brussels - 2020-08-25

ERFA welcomes the announced by Prime Minister of France, Mr...

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New European partnership formed to follow up Shift2Rail

News from Brussels - 2020-08-21

The European Commission is inviting private and public companies to form a European Partnership on Rail Research and Innovation, which is to succeed the current Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking...

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Mobility Package: Driving and rest time rules apply as of today

News from Brussels - 2020-08-20

Last month, the much-awaited Mobility Package, a massive reform of the EU rules governing road transport, was finally adopted...

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The EU’s new digital transport regulation will save operators up to EUR 27bn

News from Brussels - 2020-08-18

The electronic freight transport information (eFTI) regulation has been approved by the EU and will enter into force in August 2024...

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