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Restarting the automotive industry is simply impossible without close coordination and support – CLEPA Newsletter Editorial April 2020

News from Brussels - 2020-04-07

Sigrid de Vries, CLEPA Secretary General Within the space of only a couple of days, the automotive industry in Europe has come to an almost complete standstill and millions of people are at home to...

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Questions and answers: Commission proposes SURE, a new temporary instrument worth up to €100bn to help protect jobs and people in work

News from Brussels - 2020-04-06

What is SURE and why is the Commission proposing it? The new instrument for temporary Support to mitigate Unemployment Risks in an Emergency (SURE) is designed to help protect jobs and workers affe...

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UK trade deal: EU auto makers call for far-reaching agreement

News from Brussels - 2020-04-06

The scale and ambition of the trade agreement that replaces the United Kingdom’s membership of the EU must reflect the deeply intertwined nature of the automotive sector, urges the European Auto...

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Massive ramp-up of truck charging and re-fuelling infrastructure needed, new data reveals

News from Brussels - 2020-04-03

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has released new data on the number of charging points and re-fuelling stations required for zero- and low- emission trucks to meet the ...

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ECSA: European Green Deal must take into account the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

News from Brussels - 2020-04-03

Following the statement by the Executive Vice-President, Frans Timmermans, on the postponement of the COP26, the ECSA Board of Directors who met today took note of and fully supports the firm commitme...

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COVID-19: Jobs of over 1.1 million EU automobile workers affected so far, data shows

News from Brussels - 2020-04-01

The jobs of at least 1,110,107 Europeans working in automobile manufacturing are affected by factory shutdowns as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, according to data compiled by the European Automobile...

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Interactive map: Production impact of COVID-19 on the European auto industry

News from Brussels - 2020-03-31

This interactive map shows the impact of the coronavirus / COVID-19 crisis on the production of motor vehicles for each of the 27 EU member states plus the United Kingdom...

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IRUs COVID-19 Info Hub: the global source of information for road transport

News from Brussels - 2020-03-30

IRU’s COVID-19 Info Hub: the global source of information for road transport In close cooperation with our members and partners, IRU has established the COVID-19 Info Hub, a global source of ...

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Exceptional measures in transport to deal with COVID-19; Inability to comply with certain provisions of EU legislation

News from Brussels - 2020-03-30

Member States have informed the Commission about difficulties to renew certain licenses or certificates for professional carriers, including vehicles and vessels certificates or transport workers, due...

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COVID-19: Auto sector letter to von der Leyen

News from Brussels - 2020-03-27

The Presidents of ACEA, CLEPA, ETRMA and CECRA – the European associations representing vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, tyre manufacturers, dealers and repairers – wrote a letter to the ...

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Alarming gap in global response to COVID-19

News from Brussels - 2020-03-27

Last week, IRU launched a global call for immediate and concerted action by governments and global organisations to ensure the flow of goods keeps moving and to stabilise mobility networks...

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Coronavirus: Commission presents practical guidance to ensure continuous flow of goods across EU via green lanes

News from Brussels - 2020-03-26

On Monday 23 March, the Commission issued new practical advice on how to implement its Guidelines for border management, in order to keep freight moving across the EU during the current pandemic...

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Coronavirus: overview of EU measures to support the auto industry

News from Brussels - 2020-03-26

The financial impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the automotive industry is severe...

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COVID-19: Transport keeps us going

News from Brussels - 2020-03-25

On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 a pandemic and governments worldwide have taken wide-ranging measures to contain the spread of the virus...

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Joint call for the G20 to support the maritime sector and global supply chains

News from Brussels - 2020-03-24

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) have joined forces to call on G20 leaders to act quickly to protect global supply chains from...

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Coronavirus: Commission presents practical guidance to ensure continuous flow of goods across EU via green lanes

News from Brussels - 2020-03-24

On Monday 23 March, the Commission issued new practical advice on how to implement its Guidelines for border management, in order to keep freight moving across the EU during the current pandemic...

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COVID-19: urgent EU action needed on road borders, drivers and financial support

News from Brussels - 2020-03-24

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues, urgent measures are needed to address the impact on essential goods transport and passenger transport within and among EU Member States...

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IRU clarifications regarding the exemptions granted by the various EU Member States to driving and rest time rules

News from Brussels - 2020-03-23

IRU clarifications regarding the exemptions granted by the various EU Member States to driving and rest time rules – Regulation (EC) No 561/2006 A number of EU Member States have granted temp...

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What coronavirus means for the EU car industry and what we can learn from the 2009 crisis

News from Brussels - 2020-03-20

Opinion piece from Transport & Environment by Julia Poliscanova, Director, Clean Vehicles and Emobility As the coronavirus is bringing Europe to a halt, major carmakers and many suppl...

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The coronavirus crisis means we need a new Green Deal

News from Brussels - 2020-03-20

Opinion piece from Transport & Environment by William Todts, Executive Director There is no escaping the coronavirus...

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