News from Brussels

Cutting EU greenhouse gas emissions: national targets for 2030

News from Brussels - 2022-05-24

The Effort Sharing Regulation sets national targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions to help the EU reach net zero-emissions by 2050...

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Protecting EU transport in times of crisis: Commission adopts Contingency Plan for Transport

News from Brussels - 2022-05-24

On Tuesday 24 May, the European Commission adopted a Contingency Plan for Transport to strengthen the resilience of EU transport in times of crisis...

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EU Blue Economy report: ocean economy fuels European green transition

News from Brussels - 2022-05-20

The European Commission has published its annual EU Blue Economy Report to take stock and uncover the latest trends and developments in all economic sectors related to the oceans and coastal areas...

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Action on fuel vital to stop transport collapse and secure decarbonisation

News from Brussels - 2022-05-19

IRU, the world road transport organisation, has launched a 17-point emergency plan for governments to tackle rising fuel prices and their impact on transport networks, energy security and decarbonisat...

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Emission Trading System voted by European Parliament: unfit for purpose

News from Brussels - 2022-05-19

Following yesterday’s vote, the ENVI Committee submitted an impractical, compromised proposal to the European Parliament for the extension of ETS to road transport and buildings (ETS II) which o...

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ETS: ECSA welcomes European Parliament’s decisive vote on commercial operators and Ocean Fund

News from Brussels - 2022-05-18

European shipowners welcome the strong cross-party support by the European Parliament for key provisions under the revised Emission Trading System for shipping...

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Ford, Volvo Cars and broad industry coalition appeals to EU to ensure all new cars and vans are zero-emissions from 2035 and to establish mandatory charging infrastructure targets 

News from Brussels - 2022-05-17

Carmakers Ford and Volvo Cars join 26 companies in public call to EU legislators ahead of crucial votes...

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CER Essays - High-speed rail for a sustainably connected Europe

News from Brussels - 2022-05-12

The CER Essays initiative features a series of essays that show the rail sector as contributing not only to EU transport policy, but touching on different aspects of society at large...

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EU warns it won’t budge as UK mulls action against Northern Ireland deal

News from Brussels - 2022-05-10

Northern Ireland's trade rules are back in the spotlight and Britain hasn't given up on changing them...

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Put cars on a path to zero emissions, MEPs told ahead of crucial vote

News from Brussels - 2022-05-04

As the EU Parliament's environment committee decides on car CO2 targets, eight groups representing businesses, cities and civil society are making an open appeal...

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Key European Parliament Committee rejects extending Emissions Trading System to road

News from Brussels - 2022-05-04

The European Parliament’s TRAN (Transport and Tourism) Committee has voted against extending the Emission Trading System (ETS) to road transport and buildings...

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IRU, ACEA, T&E and Hydrogen Europe call for more ambitious EU alternative fuels infrastructure

News from Brussels - 2022-05-04

Leading voices in decarbonising EU road transport are urgently calling on EU Member States and the European Parliament to agree on ambitious targets for electric recharging and hydrogen refueling infr...

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EU ETS for road transport: essential to decarbonise sector

News from Brussels - 2022-05-03

The proposed new EU Emissions Trading System (ETS2) – covering road transport and heating for buildings – is currently one of the most controversial topics in the European Parliament...

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Implementing Mobility Package 1: European Commission harmonises enforcement of road transport rules

News from Brussels - 2022-05-03

On Tuesday 2 May the European Commission adopted two implementing regulations as part of Mobility Package 1 to render checks for compliance with EU road transport rules more targeted and consiste...

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TRAN adopts resolution on the impact of the war in Ukraine on Transport

News from Brussels - 2022-05-02

On Thursday 28 April, MEPs from the EP’s Transport and Tourism (TRAN) Committee adopted a resolution on the impact of the Russian illegal war of aggression against Ukraine on the EU tr...

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Commission Proposal to suspend duties on imports from Ukraine

News from Brussels - 2022-05-02

On Wednesday 27 April, the European Commission proposed to suspend for one year import duties on all Ukrainian exports to the EU...

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EP-TRAN vote on ETS-MARITIME: Europe's ports are welcome EP-TRAN efforts to solve the risk of carbon and business leakage

News from Brussels - 2022-05-02

On Thursady 28 April, the European Parliament Committee for Transport and Tourism (TRAN) adopted the draft opinion of MEP Novakov on the Commission proposal to bring the maritime sector into the EU Em...

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European road freight rates index up 4.3 points in Q1, hitting a new record

News from Brussels - 2022-04-29

The Upply Ti IRU European road freight rates index for Europe hit an all-time high in Q1 2022 as rising cost pressures, supply and capacity disruptions, regulatory change and war in Ukraine created a ...

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Adoption of EU Chips Act by early 2023 uncertain, as Parliament and Council start their work

News from Brussels - 2022-04-29

The European Parliament and Member States have started the political review of the proposed EU Chips Act regulation, which provides a framework for investments by Member States in chip manufacturing, ...

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For connected cars, an evolving EU regulatory landscape

News from Brussels - 2022-04-27

The European Union is creating an ambitious new regulatory framework for data and artificial intelligence with major implications for the automotive sector...

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