News from Brussels

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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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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