News from Brussels

ECSA in full support of effective and well-targeted tonnage tax for shipping

News from Brussels - 2020-06-18

On Wednesday 17 June, the Federation of European Private Port Operators (FEPORT) and the European Association for Forwarding, Transport, Logistics and Customs Services (CLECAT) once again asked t...

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Overview - CO2-based motor vehicle taxes in the European Union

News from Brussels - 2020-06-18

CO2-based taxation of passenger cars is now well established across the European Union...

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Spain attempts to put auto industry on greener, more competitive track, but SUVs and fossil gas block the way

News from Brussels - 2020-06-17

The auto industry rescue plan presented by the Spanish government today is a tentative step to decarbonise the auto sector and boost electromobility, green group Transport & Environment has said...

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ETF’s open letter to EU Transport Ministers: “It’s time to shape a fair future transport policy!”

News from Brussels - 2020-06-17

In an open letter addressed to the EU’s Transport Ministers, the ETF makes a plea for a transparent, inclusive, and open process to shape the future transport policy...

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Realities on the ground are about survival – CLEPA Newsletter Editorial June 2020

News from Brussels - 2020-06-11

An impressive number of members joined us–on-line–for the CLEPA General Assembly last week and a large part of the agenda was allocated to the fall-out of the Covid-19 crisis...

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CLEPA feedback on the EC roadmap for the “EU Hydrogen Strategy”

News from Brussels - 2020-06-10

The Association of the Automotive Suppliers’ industry in Europe has provided feedback on the roadmap for an EU Climate Law...

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TIR: protecting supply chains in a pandemic

News from Brussels - 2020-06-10

By Tatiana Rey-Bellet, TIR and Transit Services Director While the pandemic has shed light on the indispensable nature of commercial road transport operators, it has also brought into sharper focus...

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How implementing the Clean Energy Package can foster electromobility

News from Brussels - 2020-06-09

This paper identifies the key changes introduced by the EU’s Clean Energy Package which provide a solid basis for the integration of rapidly growing number of electric vehicles...

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Auto makers and electricity sector call for rapid action on charging points under EU recovery plan

News from Brussels - 2020-06-09

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) and Eurelectric welcome the focus on infrastructure for electrically-chargeable vehicles in the coronavirus recovery plan announced by t...

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ECSA welcomes Council conclusions on EU Waterborne Transport Sector

News from Brussels - 2020-06-09

The Council of Ministers of Transport adopted on 5 June its conclusions on "EU Waterborne Transport Sector – Future outlook: Towards a carbon-neutral, zero accidents, automated and competit...

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Transport Committee approves major reform of road transport sector

News from Brussels - 2020-06-09

Transport Committee MEPs endorsed on Monday the deal reached with EU ministers on a major reform of the road transport sector...

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Towards a carbon-neutral and competitive EU waterborne transport sector – Council adopts conclusions

News from Brussels - 2020-06-08

The future of shipping and inland navigation is carbon-neutral, zero-accidents, automated and competitive, says the Council in its conclusions adopted today by written procedure...

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Digitalisation and sustainability - imperatives for the future development of the transport sector

News from Brussels - 2020-06-05

At their third informal video conference, EU transport ministers discussed a sustainable and digital recovery of the transport sector after the COVID-19 outbreak...

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ILO backs road transport recovery plan

News from Brussels - 2020-06-05

The International Labour Organisation (ILO)’s sectoral brief published this week supports IRU’s COVID-19 recovery recommendations, and acknowledges the road transport sector as a key drive...

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Position Paper: Review of the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive

News from Brussels - 2020-06-05

The European Commission has indicated on several occasions that it intends to review the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive (AFID)...

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COVID-19: Shipping industry repeats demand for EC and member state action to enable crew changes

News from Brussels - 2020-06-05

In anticipation of today’s meeting of the Transport Ministers meeting and tomorrow’s Home Affairs Ministers meeting, ETF and ECSA, together with Cruise Lines International Association and ...

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

News from Brussels - 2020-06-03

Status on: 01/06/2020 – 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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The need for efficient enforcement during deconfinement

News from Brussels - 2020-06-02

Road transport is the backbone of global trade and the economy with enforcement authorities playing a pivotal role in ensuring compliance and safety on the road...

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Karima Delli and the rail freight transport sector call on the Commission and the Member States to foster modal shift

News from Brussels - 2020-06-02

“Rail freight is way cleaner than road freight...

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ECSA welcomes TRAN opinion on future EU-UK partnership and urges rapid advancement of the talks in view of the looming deadline

News from Brussels - 2020-06-02

The European shipping industry fully welcomes the opinion adopted yesterday by the Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN) at the European Parliament...

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