News from Brussels

Brussels defends EU battery law against charges from car industry

News from Brussels - 2021-10-22

The European Commission has brushed off industry criticism that the upcoming EU battery regulation could raise the cost of electric vehicles, arguing that prices will fall thanks to increased manufact...

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Social protection for drivers: European Commission and European Labour Authority join Europe-wide enforcement action

News from Brussels - 2021-10-18

Belgian, Dutch, French and German traffic police forces carried out a joint roadside operation in the outskirts of Brussels on 15 October...

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Europe’s policymakers lag behind truckmakers on CO2 emissions

News from Brussels - 2021-10-12

EU policymakers are lagging behind truckmakers when it comes to CO2 emissions, a new study shows...

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Connecting Europe Express reaches final destination after 20,000km journey

News from Brussels - 2021-10-11

On 7 October, the Connecting Europe Express reached its final destination of Paris after 36 days travelling across Europe - West to East, North to South, and even visiting neighbours outside the EU...

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European battery law will set global standard for the car industry, EU says

News from Brussels - 2021-10-06

Proposed EU legislation to ensure materials for batteries are sourced ethically and sustainably will push up global standards, making Europe a “trailblazer” in the field, the European Comm...

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Better Rail-Port connectivity a win-win for Europe
 

News from Brussels - 2021-10-05

The Connecting Europe Express, which is one of the European Year of Rail’s most prominent initiatives, has passed through Rotterdam on 3 October and arrived on 4 October in Antwerp...

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Tran MEPs exchange views with Commissioner Valean on Fit for 55 Package

News from Brussels - 2021-10-04

The European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism (TRAN) Committee met on 27 September to discuss the Fit for 55 proposals with EU Commissioner for Transport Adina Valean...

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France eyes control over chip agenda in EU-US tech alliance

News from Brussels - 2021-09-30

Top EU and US officials are set to meet in Pittsburgh on 29 September to inaugurate the new Trade and Tech Council (TTC), amid ongoing disruption to the global supply chain of microchips...

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Transport Ministers Discuss Afir Proposal

News from Brussels - 2021-09-27

Transport Ministers of the EU gathered on 23 September at an informal meeting in Slovenia to discuss the key aspects the proposal for a regulation on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure...

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Car industry “dirty tricks” seek to derail tough EU emissions standards

News from Brussels - 2021-09-24

The European car industry is using aggressive lobbying and making unsubstantiated claims in an attempt to derail EU plans to cut pollution from road transport, campaign group Transport & Environme...

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IRU and ETF welcome new EU funding for safe and secure truck parking areas

News from Brussels - 2021-09-17

IRU, the world road transport organisation, and ETF, Europe’s Transport Workers’ Federation, have welcomed the European Commission´s launch of a call for proposals to access &eu...

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Soaring power prices drive anxiety over EU climate plans

News from Brussels - 2021-09-16

Surging energy prices are weighing on European wallets — and the bloc’s climate plans...

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EU wants ‘Chips Act’ to rival US

News from Brussels - 2021-09-15

The European Commission "will present a European Chips Act" to catch up with world leaders on the design and production of microchips, its President Ursula von der Leyen said on 15 September...

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EU launches ‘Global Gateway’ to counter China’s Belt and Road

News from Brussels - 2021-09-15

The European Union will launch "Global Gateway" as a scheme to compete with China's Belt and Road Initiative — the massive, geopolitically influential network of infrastructure and...

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Road transport industry and EU institutions join forces to integrate migrant workforce

News from Brussels - 2021-09-15

As the European economy begins to recover from the pandemic, mobility networks and supply chains continue to face an increasingly high shortage of qualified professional drivers, which has been a long...

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Maritime safety – three directives under review

News from Brussels - 2021-09-10

The Commission is currently carrying out an impact assessment of three pieces of maritime safety legislation to see whether and how they can be improved...

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EC seeks input for contingency plan for freight transport

News from Brussels - 2021-09-06

The European Commission opened on 31 August a public consultation to help shape the upcoming contingency plan for freight transport...

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EU maritime transport: first environmental impact report acknowledges good progress towards sustainability and confirms that more effort is needed to prepare for rising demand

News from Brussels - 2021-09-02

Maritime transport plays and will continue to play an essential role in global and European trade and economy...

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European Year of Rail: Connecting Europe Express now leaving the station

News from Brussels - 2021-09-02

The ‘Connecting Europe Express', a special train put together as part of the European Year of Rail 2021, will pull out of Lisbon station on 2 September...

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State aid: Commission approves German measures worth over €2.5 billion to support rail freight and passenger operators affected by the coronavirus outbreak

News from Brussels - 2021-08-19

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, two German schemes supporting the rail freight sector and the long-distance rail passenger sector in the context of the coronavirus outb...

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