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10 years of failed fuels policies in Europe: how to break our oil addiction

News from Brussels - 2020-07-23

This opinion piece does not reflect the views of ECG This summer will be a special one for Europeans...

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Special European Council, 17-21 July 2020

News from Brussels - 2020-07-22

Main results EU leaders agreed a recovery package and the 2021-2027 budget that will help the EU to rebuild after the pandemic and will support investment in the green and digital transitions...

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EU steps on the gas towards hydrogen

News from Brussels - 2020-07-17

The European Commission’s new hydrogen strategy is out and reinforces much of IRU’s vision on decarbonising long distance road transport for passengers and goods by 2050...

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Boosting the EU's Green Recovery: EU invests over €2bn in 140 key transport projects to jump start the economy

News from Brussels - 2020-07-17

The EU is supporting the economic recovery in all of its Member States by injecting almost €2...

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Maritime social partners meet with Commissioner Vălean

News from Brussels - 2020-07-17

On Thursday 16 July, European maritime social partners ETF and ECSA met with European transport commissioner, Adina-Ioana Vălean...

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Civil society opposes ACEA's call to delay vehicle pollution norms - letter

News from Brussels - 2020-07-16

In yet another attempt to weaken the application of pollution norms for cars, vans and trucks, Europe's powerful car lobby ACEA (the European Automobile Manufacturers Association) wrote to th...

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Ukraine latest country to ratify e-CMR protocol

News from Brussels - 2020-07-16

The Ukrainian government has ratified e-CMR, the electronic protocol of the standard consignment note under the United Nations Convention for the carriage of goods...

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World Youth Skills Day 2020 – Skills for a resilient transport sector!

News from Brussels - 2020-07-16

Quality training for quality jobs and fair transition On World Youth Skills Day 2020, we find ourselves in a peculiar situation...

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Car emissions: MEPs set end on gap between lab and real driving emission tests

News from Brussels - 2020-07-15

To ensure that cars meet EU limits on NOx emissions, tests under real driving conditions must be more stringent, said the Environment Committee on Tuesday 14 July...

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Zero-emission trucks: Joint call for safe and secure parking areas

News from Brussels - 2020-07-14

The European Commission is developing new standards for safe and secure truck parking areas in Europe to ensure good resting conditions for European truck drivers...

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The European Green Deal and Logistics in Time of Recovery

News from Brussels - 2020-07-14

At the second webinar organised by the European Logistics Platform (ELP) this year, over 40 EU policy-makers and industry representatives met online to discuss how European policy was seeking to combi...

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Green Deal poised to aid EU’s pandemic recovery

News from Brussels - 2020-07-13

The European Union’s ambitious target to become carbon neutral by 2050 is needed more than ever as the region recovers from the economic recession caused by the coronavirus, the deputy director ...

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Reinforcing our commitment to alternative fuels

News from Brussels - 2020-07-13

Among its wide project portfolio INEA supports many actions devoted to promoting the uptake of alternative fuels for transport...

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ICS represents global shipowners at ministerial summit on crew change

News from Brussels - 2020-07-13

International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) Secretary General, Guy Platten, addressed the Ministerial International Maritime Summit on Crew Changes hosted by the United Kingdom in London to urge national ...

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A blueprint for greater focus on rail in the quest for green mobility​​​​​​

News from Brussels - 2020-07-13

European transport must be carbon-neutral at the latest by 2050, with clear mid-term milestones set for 2030 and 2040...

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Adoption of the Mobility Package by European Parliament

News from Brussels - 2020-07-10

After many years of negotiations, the European Parliament by a large majority has voted to adopt the new regulations as outlined below; from an Irish perspective there are both positive and negative o...

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Unlocking electric trucking in the EU

News from Brussels - 2020-07-10

​​​The potential of electric commercial vehicles to mitigate climate change and reduce air pollution is commonly underestimated...

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Mobility Package 1 hits the road

News from Brussels - 2020-07-10

After three years of discussion and debate, the European Union’s Mobility Package 1 has been adopted by the European Parliament...

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Reinforcing our commitment to alternative fuels

News from Brussels - 2020-07-10

Among its wide project portfolio INEA supports many actions devoted to promoting the uptake of alternative fuels for transport...

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Powering a climate-neutral economy: Commission sets out plans for the energy system of the future and clean hydrogen

News from Brussels - 2020-07-08

To become climate-neutral by 2050, Europe needs to transform its energy system, which accounts for 75% of the EU's greenhouse gas emissions...

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