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EU leaders draft coronavirus recovery plan

News from Brussels - 2020-04-22

Council and Commission leaders aim to ‘reduce over-dependency on third countries...

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CER & UNIFE call for an EU budget that integrates rail into the European post-COVID-19 recovery

News from Brussels - 2020-04-22

On 20 April, CER and UNIFE addressed a letter to European Commission Vice-President Timmermans, Transport Commissioner Adina Vălean, Cohesion and Reforms Commissioner Elisa Ferreira, and the EU Trans...

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CLEPA PR: Automotive suppliers urge to support economic recovery with coordinated restart of production and early demand stimulus

News from Brussels - 2020-04-21

Covid-19 has brought about a health crisis which, by now, has translated into an economic crisis and the automotive industry is hit particularly hard...

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IRU’s take on EU exit road map

News from Brussels - 2020-04-21

The European Union has set out its road map for lifting the current COVID-19 restrictions across Europe and progressively reopening certain sectors...

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

News from Brussels - 2020-04-21

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 United Kingdom...

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

News from Brussels - 2020-04-21

The interactive map shows the employment impact of the coronavirus / COVID-19 crisis on the European auto industry for each of the 27 EU member states plus the United Kingdom...

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COVID-19 – where road transport stands

News from Brussels - 2020-04-20

It has been a month already since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic and containment measures, albeit unilateral, have been put in place by governments...

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COVID 19 Creating a Fair and Balanced Temporary State Aid Framework for Rail Freight

News from Brussels - 2020-04-20

Rail freight will face significant challenges to continued operations over the coming months, particularly in light of a significant slowdown in industrial output due to national measures taken to con...

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Rail sector welcomes European Parliament COVID Resolution

News from Brussels - 2020-04-20

The undersigned European associations – representing infrastructure managers, railway operators, intermodal companies, wagon keepers and the rail supply industry – jointly: Welcome t...

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Now not the time to roll back emissions rules, say big companies, cities and NGOs

News from Brussels - 2020-04-17

In an open letter, 14 groups representing major businesses, retailers, the power sector, big European cities and civil society tell the EU this is not the time to roll back Europe’s corners...

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Corona crisis: Guidelines for re-launch of EU auto industry

News from Brussels - 2020-04-17

As Europe is grappling with the health, social and economic impacts of COVID-19, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has set out four guiding principles for a successful re...

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COVID-19: Automotive industry signs joint Code of Business Conduct to support re-start of production

News from Brussels - 2020-04-16

CLEPA (the European Automotive Suppliers’ Association) and ACEA (the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association) have jointly adopted a ‘Code of Business Conduct in view of COVID...

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Coronavirus: European roadmap shows path towards common lifting of containment measures

News from Brussels - 2020-04-15

Today, Wednesday 15 April, the Commission, in cooperation with the President of the European Council, has put forward a European roadmap to phase-out the containment measures due to the coro...

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Covid-19 exit and recovery strategy: keep European ports going

News from Brussels - 2020-04-15

Since the start of the COVID 19 crisis, Europe’s ports have been doing everything possible to ensure the continuity of their operations and thus the security of supply...

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Coronavirus: overview of EU measures to support industry

News from Brussels - 2020-04-15

The financial impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the automotive industry is severe...

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Shipping industry requests European Commission to put public consultations and impact assessments on hold

News from Brussels - 2020-04-15

ECSA, together with the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA Europe), the European Dredging Association (EuDA) and Interferry sent a joint letter to the President of the European Commission, U...

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Road to Zero: the last EU emission standard for cars, vans, buses and trucks

News from Brussels - 2020-04-10

Four years on from the Dieselgate scandal, Europe is in the process of setting a new pollutant emissions standard for light and heavy duty vehicles...

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IRU/ITF: support for road transport essential to safeguarding a healthy global economy

News from Brussels - 2020-04-08

IRU and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) have issued a joint statement calling for support from governments and international bodies to ensure international s...

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Restarting the automotive industry is simply impossible without close coordination and support – CLEPA Newsletter Editorial April 2020

News from Brussels - 2020-04-07

Sigrid de Vries, CLEPA Secretary General Within the space of only a couple of days, the automotive industry in Europe has come to an almost complete standstill and millions of people are at home to...

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Questions and answers: Commission proposes SURE, a new temporary instrument worth up to €100bn to help protect jobs and people in work

News from Brussels - 2020-04-06

What is SURE and why is the Commission proposing it? The new instrument for temporary Support to mitigate Unemployment Risks in an Emergency (SURE) is designed to help protect jobs and workers affe...

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