News from Brussels

Rail at the forefront of smart and sustainable mobility – Council adopts conclusions

News from Brussels - 2021-06-04

The Council on 3 June adopted conclusions on ‘Putting rail at the forefront of smart and sustainable mobility...

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Average car emissions kept increasing in 2019, final data show

News from Brussels - 2021-06-02

The EEA indicator ‘CO2 performance of new passenger cars in Europe’ shows a steady decline in emissions until 2016 but, since then, average emissions of ...

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Commission admits fossil fuel share ‘likely’ higher in transport without multipliers

News from Brussels - 2021-06-01

Without multipliers – a statistical methodology used to encourage the uptake of renewable energy in transport, primarily in electric cars –  the share of fossil fuels in transport is ...

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Brussels offers EU countries greater say on green finance taxonomy

News from Brussels - 2021-06-01

The European Commission has offered EU Member States a greater role in deciding which technologies can be considered a sustainable investment in Europe after narrowly escaping a humiliating defeat in ...

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Spain and Italy: A tale of two recovery funds

News from Brussels - 2021-06-01

In late April Italy and Spain, the two biggest recipients of the EU’s €750bn recovery fund, set out their differing plans for economic recovery...

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Sustainable Mobility only possible with rail at its backbone, says UNIFE at 2021 International Transport Forum

News from Brussels - 2021-05-31

Following the European Commission’s 2020 EU Green Deal commitments to making Europe the first carbon neutral continent and doubling of all rail traffic by 2050, UNIFE he...

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Poland’s resistance leads to EU leaders’ climate battle retreat

News from Brussels - 2021-05-26

The new era of EU climate politics looks a lot like the old one, with Poland standing almost alone at 25 May's European Council, insisting that current emissions rules are geared toward the rich...

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Interactive map – Truck charging points needed in Europe by 2025 and 2030, per country

News from Brussels - 2021-05-25

This interactive map shows the number of charging points for electric trucks required in Europe (the 27 EU Member States plus the UK) by 2025 and 2030 for each country...

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EU carbon market plan could hike diesel price 50 cent – study

News from Brussels - 2021-05-25

Low-income families could be hit with diesel price hikes of €0...

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Transport workers, operators and shippers unite to lift global standards on driver treatment

News from Brussels - 2021-05-21

The leaders of three major international organisations, representing transport workers, operators and shippers have launched a charter to improve how truck and van drivers are treated at collection an...

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Road transport industry launches global Green Compact to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050

News from Brussels - 2021-05-20

IRU, the world transport organisation, has launched a Green Compact for collective global action to achieve carbon neutrality in commercial road transport services by 2050...

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Position paper - Heavy‐duty vehicles: Charging and refuelling infrastructure requirements

News from Brussels - 2021-05-18

European truck manufacturers are fully committed to reaching carbon neutrality in road freight transport by 2050 at the latest...

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26 countries in 36 days: Commission unveils Connecting Europe Express timetable

News from Brussels - 2021-05-11

Devised by the European Commission as part of the European Year of Rail, and made possible by unprecedented industry collaboration, the Connecting Europe Express will cross the continent in autumn 202...

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EU climate chief warns against curbing carbon price rally

News from Brussels - 2021-05-10

The European Union’s Head of Climate Change Policy warned against policymakers intervening in the carbon market on 7 May, after the price of EU carbon permits soared this week to record highs...

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EVs will be cheaper than petrol cars in all segments by 2027, BNEF analysis finds

News from Brussels - 2021-05-10

Electric cars and vans will be cheaper to make than fossil-fuel vehicles in every light vehicle segment across Europe from 2027 at the latest, according to a new BloombergNEF study commissio...

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Vaccinations, decarbonisation and urban access put to vote at IRU member meetings

News from Brussels - 2021-05-10

IRU members came together virtually on 7 May to discuss key industry issues and vote on important new IRU policy positions...

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Automotive suppliers work towards a carbon-neutral mobility, prioritising both human health and the environment

News from Brussels - 2021-05-07

Safe manufacturing, use and proper disposal of vehicle parts are a high priority for automotive suppliers...

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Maritime taxonomy: new study contributes to definition of ‘sustainable economic activity’

News from Brussels - 2021-05-04

The results of a new study on greening the maritime sector assesses which forms of maritime transport and related activities can be considered sustainable...

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ESPO welcomes the European Parliament's recognition of the strategic role and cross-border dimension of Europe's Ports

News from Brussels - 2021-04-29

The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) welcomes the adoption of the own-initiative (INI) report of TRAN-Committee Chair, Karima Delli, on technical and operational measures for more effi...

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EU approach to Artificial Intelligence welcomed by automobile manufacturers

News from Brussels - 2021-04-28

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) welcomes the European Commission's initiative on Artificial Intelligence and its goal to develop a European ecosystem of excellence ...

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