News from Brussels

IRU calls for €75bn road transport investment under EU recovery plan

News from Brussels - 2020-07-03

With discussions ongoing to reach an agreement on the European Commission’s proposed €750bn Next Generation EU fund to support post pandemic recovery and steer future investments under the&...

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ETF on long-awaited social study on maritime transport: we stand ready to contribute to further action!

News from Brussels - 2020-07-03

On Thursday 2 June, the European Commission (DG Move) finally published the report of a study on social aspects of maritime transport in the EU...

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Including road transport in EU carbon market won’t cut pollution - new study

News from Brussels - 2020-07-02

Requiring oil companies to buy EU pollution permits for diesel and petrol sold to motorists would not lead to significant emissions reductions, a new expert study has found...

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ETF on the EU’s Motorways of the Sea: new implementation plans are an improvement but social aspects still missing

News from Brussels - 2020-07-02

The EU’s new implementation plan of the Motorways of the Sea (MoS) concept has reinvented their core principles, with a new focus on a concept of a sustainable, seamless and smart European Marit...

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Europe's economic recovery after Covid-19: help finance it by applying user-pays and polluter-pays principles in transport

News from Brussels - 2020-07-02

Europe's economic recovery after Covid-19 must be green, also in transport...

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Joint Industry Letter: Five Principles for a European Hydrogen Strategy that delivers

News from Brussels - 2020-07-01

Five Principles for a European Hydrogen Strategy that delivers Dear Executive Vice-President Timmermans, Dear Commissioner Breton, Dear Commissioner Simson, Dear Commissioner Urpilainen, Dear C...

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Germany to invest €3bn annually in railway expansion

News from Brussels - 2020-07-01

The German government is doubling its annual investment in rail infrastructure in a bid to make its entire network greener, more efficient and more reliable...

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Global recovery on the line as road transport losses escalate

News from Brussels - 2020-07-01

Road freight transport losses globally in 2020 will exceed €550bn, down 18% Passenger transport impact three times greater; in Europe alone losses will exceed €80bn, down 57% ...

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ECSA calls on the German Presidency to support a stronger European shipping industry

News from Brussels - 2020-07-01

ECSA welcomes Germany taking over the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union from 1 July, calling on the German Presidency to support a stronger European shipping industry in or...

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Rail sector joins forces to contribute to sustainable and smart mobility in Europe

News from Brussels - 2020-06-30

Transport accounts for a quarter of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions, which are projected to grow further upon a post-pandemic return to business-as-usual...

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Average CO2 emissions from new cars and new vans increased again in 2019

News from Brussels - 2020-06-26

According to provisional data, published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA), average carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from new passenger cars registered in the European Union (EU), Iceland, ...

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Trucks, the tools of our COVID-19 transport heroes, risk being left behind in the recovery plans

News from Brussels - 2020-06-25

Message from ACEA's Director General – June 2020 As you know, ACEA has been actively calling for the introduction of EU-wide purchase incentives, with the objective of boosting demand in ...

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European Year of Rail 2021 – Council agrees its position in support of the initiative

News from Brussels - 2020-06-25

Next year is set to be the European Year of Rail, which will feature a range of events and campaigns to attract more people and goods to railways...

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Day of the Seafarer 2020: Let them go home!

News from Brussels - 2020-06-25

ECSA and the ETF: The EU has to start acting to resolve the current crew change crisis It seems like everybody is aware of the situation by now – due to COVID-19 travel restric...

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EU car sales forecast 2020: Record drop of 25% expected this year, says ACEA

News from Brussels - 2020-06-23

In the light of the major economic crisis facing the auto industry due to COVID-19, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has radically revised its 2020 forecast for passenge...

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ERFA supports Commission proposal to allow waiving or reduction of track access charges 

News from Brussels - 2020-06-23

ERFA strongly supports the proposal for a Regulation by the European Commission establishing measures for a sustainable rail market in view of the COVID-19 pandemic...

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EU law against greenwashing approved by European Parliament

News from Brussels - 2020-06-19

The European Parliament has approved the much debated, and long awaited, Taxonomy Regulation that will determine which financial investments can be labelled environmentally sustainable...

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“Do it!” – EU Recovery Plan must pave the way for fair transport

News from Brussels - 2020-06-19

On Thursday 18 June, ETF joins ETUC and fellow European Trade Union Federations for a day of mobilisation to put pressure European Council leaders, ahead of their meeting on 19 June, to support a...

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Shipping and the fluidity of EU-UK trade depend on a comprehensive agreement to be concluded rapidly

News from Brussels - 2020-06-19

Following the plenary vote in the European Parliament today on the recommendations on the future EU-UK relations, ECSA reiterates the position of the European shipping industry and calls for urgent ac...

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Norway latest country to ratify e-CMR protocol

News from Brussels - 2020-06-19

Norway has ratified the e-CMR protocol, joining the 25 other countries which have already acceded, and completing coverage across Scandinavia...

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