News from Brussels

A Green Recovery Plan continues to be necessary

News from Brussels - 2020-05-29

The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) welcomes the European Commission’s intentions to “boost … rail travel and clean mobility in our cities and regio...

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Post-corona recovery plan taking shape as auto industry makes concrete recommendations to Commission

News from Brussels - 2020-05-29

Message from ACEA's Director General – May 2020 You might already have read that the European Commission presented an ambitious plan yesterday, which seeks to help the European economy to...

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ETF calls for no more derogations to driving and rest time

News from Brussels - 2020-05-28

ETF addressed a letter to European Commissioner for Transport, Adina Valean, calling for no further derogations from the driving and rest hours regulation (Regulation 561/2006), beyond 31 Ma...

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Trade unions and auto sector call for an ambitious recovery plan

News from Brussels - 2020-05-27

For many decades, the European automotive sector has been one of the key pillars of the economic and social welfare of Europe...

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Joint PR: IndustriAll Europe, Ceemet, ACEA, CLEPA, CECRA and ETRMA call for an ambitious recovery plan for the automotive sector

News from Brussels - 2020-05-26

SAVING JOBS WHILE REDUCING EMISSIONS For many decades, the European automotive sector has been one of the key pillars of the economic and social welfare of Europe...

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Commission publishes first annual EU report on CO2 emissions from maritime transport

News from Brussels - 2020-05-26

The European Commission has published the first annual report on CO2 emissions from maritime transport...

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Record €60bn investment in electric cars and batteries in Europe secured last year

News from Brussels - 2020-05-26

Europe secured €60bn in investments to produce electric vehicles and batteries last year - 19 times more than in 2018, new analysis shows...

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COVID-19 Joint statement of ECSA, EMPA and ETF on protective measures to minimise risks between crew and shore based personnel boarding a ship

News from Brussels - 2020-05-25

ECSA, EMPA and ETF welcome the recommendations by the European Healthy GateWays and call for a common approach for the health and safety of maritime transport workers and smooth and efficient operatio...

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

News from Brussels - 2020-05-20

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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ECSA welcomes the European Commission's package on tourism and transport in 2020 and beyond

News from Brussels - 2020-05-15

Comprising five documents, the package touched on a common approach to lifting restrictions of free movement within the EU's internal borders, a common framework to support the gradual re-establis...

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Automotive CEOs and European Commission discuss recovery plan that bolsters economy and Green Deal

News from Brussels - 2020-05-14

CEOs from across the automotive value chain came together for a meeting with the European Commission to align on the priorities for a solid recovery plan for the automotive sector, with a view to stim...

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ECSA and ETF request Commissioner Valean for EU coordination on implementing IMO Framework for ensuring safe ship crew changes

News from Brussels - 2020-05-14

ECSA and the European Transport Workers' Federation (ETF) sent a joint letter to the European Commissioner for Transport, requesting her assistance in ensuring EU-wide coordination on implementing...

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COVID-19: A green exit and growth strategy for inland waterways

News from Brussels - 2020-05-13

Representatives of inland waterway transport operators and workers, waterway authorities and ports addressed a letter to the European Commission, outlining a future of inland waterways – a futur...

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Double-down on EV sales to tackle the pollution that left us more vulnerable

News from Brussels - 2020-05-13

Electric car sales rose dramatically in the first quarter of 2020 - right up until the COVID-19 crisis shuttered dealerships across Europe, new industry data shows...

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Automotive industry restarts, but concerns on outlook deepen – CLEPA Newsletter Editorial May 2020

News from Brussels - 2020-05-08

COVID-19 is having a major impact on the economy, with retail and manufacturing activity crippled without precedence and concerns mounting on consumer sentiment...

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ECSA Board welcomes the positive discussions in the Transport Ministers meeting

News from Brussels - 2020-05-06

At their meeting today, ECSA's Board of Directors voiced its support for the positive outcomes for the European shipping industry at the informal teleconference of the Transport Ministers tha...

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COVID-19: Automotive sector calls for vehicle renewal incentives to kickstart economic recovery

News from Brussels - 2020-05-06

COVID-19 is having a major impact on the economy, with retail and manufacturing activity crippled without precedence and concerns mounting on consumer sentiment...

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298 automobile factories operating across Europe, new data shows

News from Brussels - 2020-05-06

298 automobile assembly and engine production plants operate in Europe on Wednesday 6 May, according to freshly-updated data from the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA)...

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ETF survey on driver fatigue in European road transport

News from Brussels - 2020-05-06

In the frame of the EU-funded project “Trade unions and drivers for safer roads in Europe”, the ETF is launching an online survey on driver fatigue in European road transport...

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Milestone for road transport companies to digitalise further within reach

News from Brussels - 2020-05-05

The Transport and Tourism Committee of the European Parliament confirmed the recent EU Transport Ministers agreement on the electronic freight transport information (eFTI) Regulation last week...

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