News from Brussels

COVID-19 Joint statement of ECSA, EMPA and ETF on protective measures to minimise risks between crew and shore based personnel boarding a ship

News from Brussels - 2020-05-25

ECSA, EMPA and ETF welcome the recommendations by the European Healthy GateWays and call for a common approach for the health and safety of maritime transport workers and smooth and efficient operatio...

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

News from Brussels - 2020-05-20

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 UK...

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ECSA welcomes the European Commission's package on tourism and transport in 2020 and beyond

News from Brussels - 2020-05-15

Comprising five documents, the package touched on a common approach to lifting restrictions of free movement within the EU's internal borders, a common framework to support the gradual re-establis...

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Automotive CEOs and European Commission discuss recovery plan that bolsters economy and Green Deal

News from Brussels - 2020-05-14

CEOs from across the automotive value chain came together for a meeting with the European Commission to align on the priorities for a solid recovery plan for the automotive sector, with a view to stim...

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ECSA and ETF request Commissioner Valean for EU coordination on implementing IMO Framework for ensuring safe ship crew changes

News from Brussels - 2020-05-14

ECSA and the European Transport Workers' Federation (ETF) sent a joint letter to the European Commissioner for Transport, requesting her assistance in ensuring EU-wide coordination on implementing...

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COVID-19: A green exit and growth strategy for inland waterways

News from Brussels - 2020-05-13

Representatives of inland waterway transport operators and workers, waterway authorities and ports addressed a letter to the European Commission, outlining a future of inland waterways – a futur...

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Double-down on EV sales to tackle the pollution that left us more vulnerable

News from Brussels - 2020-05-13

Electric car sales rose dramatically in the first quarter of 2020 - right up until the COVID-19 crisis shuttered dealerships across Europe, new industry data shows...

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Automotive industry restarts, but concerns on outlook deepen – CLEPA Newsletter Editorial May 2020

News from Brussels - 2020-05-08

COVID-19 is having a major impact on the economy, with retail and manufacturing activity crippled without precedence and concerns mounting on consumer sentiment...

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ECSA Board welcomes the positive discussions in the Transport Ministers meeting

News from Brussels - 2020-05-06

At their meeting today, ECSA's Board of Directors voiced its support for the positive outcomes for the European shipping industry at the informal teleconference of the Transport Ministers tha...

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COVID-19: Automotive sector calls for vehicle renewal incentives to kickstart economic recovery

News from Brussels - 2020-05-06

COVID-19 is having a major impact on the economy, with retail and manufacturing activity crippled without precedence and concerns mounting on consumer sentiment...

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298 automobile factories operating across Europe, new data shows

News from Brussels - 2020-05-06

298 automobile assembly and engine production plants operate in Europe on Wednesday 6 May, according to freshly-updated data from the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA)...

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ETF survey on driver fatigue in European road transport

News from Brussels - 2020-05-06

In the frame of the EU-funded project “Trade unions and drivers for safer roads in Europe”, the ETF is launching an online survey on driver fatigue in European road transport...

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Milestone for road transport companies to digitalise further within reach

News from Brussels - 2020-05-05

The Transport and Tourism Committee of the European Parliament confirmed the recent EU Transport Ministers agreement on the electronic freight transport information (eFTI) Regulation last week...

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State aid for the rail freight sector in context of Covid-19 

News from Brussels - 2020-05-04

In order for rail freight undertakings to be able to successfully navigate the COVID-19 crisis, it is important to reach the correct decisions about European and national support measures...

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IRU calls on wide-ranging support for road transport industry to drive global COVID-19 recovery efforts

News from Brussels - 2020-04-30

Amidst an increasingly bleak global economic outlook, IRU is calling on governments to ramp up efforts to support road transport operators so they can drive broader financial and social recovery...

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Coronavirus: package of measures to support transport sector

News from Brussels - 2020-04-30

The European Commission today adopted a package of measures that will provide significant relief to the transport sector by solving practical problems, removing administrative burdens, and increasing ...

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EU auto industry actions to fight COVID-19

News from Brussels - 2020-04-29

Automobile manufacturers right across Europe have been playing a key role in the fight against COVID-19, using their resources to manufacture much-needed medical equipment, making employees available,...

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Combined Transport: resilience and greening at the same time

News from Brussels - 2020-04-28

UIRR recommends an increased role for Combined Transport in the post-crisis economic recovery efforts, to be carried out by the Member States of the European Union following the blueprint to be drafte...

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COVID-19 crisis: 23 CEOs and Presidents call for a strong Europe

News from Brussels - 2020-04-23

Michael Manley, President of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA), joined other CEOs and Presidents of major European companies and industry federations to address EU heads of...

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EU leaders draft coronavirus recovery plan

News from Brussels - 2020-04-22

Council and Commission leaders aim to ‘reduce over-dependency on third countries...

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