News from Brussels

European Commission: French blind spot sticker not contrary to EU law

News from Brussels - 2021-04-27

France’s blind spot stickers do not break EU law, according to a statement by Adina Ioana Vălean, the European Commissioner for Transport...

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Commission welcomes provisional agreement on the European Climate Law

News from Brussels - 2021-04-21

The Commission welcomes 21 April's provisional agreement between the co-legislators on the European Climate Law...

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UK closes loophole on plane and ship emissions with carbon budget

News from Brussels - 2021-04-21

The UK’s decision to include its share of international aviation and shipping emissions in its Carbon Budgets is a very positive step towards reducing carbon pollution from planes and maritime t...

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Eurovignette revision: ACEA urges co-legislators to reach agreement under Portuguese Presidency

News from Brussels - 2021-04-21

Martin Daum, Chairman of the ACEA Commercial Vehicle Board and CEO of Daimler Truck AG, wrote a letter to the co-legislators involved in the EU trialogue negotiations for the revision of the Eurovigne...

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Why increasing ambition under the Effort Sharing Regulation is unavoidable

News from Brussels - 2021-04-16

In its Communication on stepping up the EU’s 2030 climate ambition, the Commission indicated that it is looking into an extension of emissions trading to road transport and buildings and the con...

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Rail and aviation set for showdown over 2022 ‘European Year of’ status

News from Brussels - 2021-04-15

Rail associations are calling on the European Commission to extend the current “European Year of Rail” designation to 2022 as the ongoing pandemic has disrupted 2021’s planned activi...

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Zero-emission trucks: Industry and environmentalists call for binding targets for infrastructure

News from Brussels - 2021-04-14

Truck makers and environmentalists have joined forces to push for the deployment of 11,000 charging points for electric trucks across the EU by 2025, rising to 42,000 by 2030...

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Auto industry actively sharing vehicle data, putting consumer choice, safety and security first

News from Brussels - 2021-03-30

In recent months various initiatives were launched that involve automobile manufacturers working together with governments and other businesses to facilitate data sharing...

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Hop on the Connecting Europe Express

News from Brussels - 2021-03-30

The Connecting Europe Express, one of the European Year of Rail 2021’s most emblematic initiatives, is being presented on 29 March during the official European Year of Rail k...

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Railways address Europe’s Transport Ministers ahead of Year of Rail debate

News from Brussels - 2021-03-25

The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) have addressed a letter to all EU Ministers of Transport to outline the priority needs of rail...

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Auto industry CEOs discuss CO2 with Timmermans

News from Brussels - 2021-03-24

Under the umbrella of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), the CEOs of Europe’s carmakers met last week with the European Commission Vice-President for the European G...

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ETF’s 5 million transport workers say ‘Protect the new European Mobility Package for fair road transport!’  

News from Brussels - 2021-03-22

On 18 March 2021, during their first annual statutory meeting, the ETF Management Committee and expressed their outrage towards the continuous attempts to attack the Mobility ...

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Germany’s Greens are coming for the car (and the chancellery)

News from Brussels - 2021-03-22

Germany's Greens are aiming at the country's top political job, and to get there they want to take down fossil fuel cars...

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A race against time: The significant role of alternative fuels infrastructure

News from Brussels - 2021-03-12

At the first webinar organised by the European Logistics Platform (ELP) this year, around 80 EU policymakers and industry representatives met to discuss the necessary requirements to support the uptak...

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Connecting Europe Facility: informal agreement with European Parliament on the post-2020 programme

News from Brussels - 2021-03-12

On 11 March negotiators from the Council and the European Parliament reached a provisional agreement on the second edition of the EU's flagship programme the Connecting Europe Facil...

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Death rattle of the internal combustion engine sparks a political battle

News from Brussels - 2021-03-11

The survival of gasoline and diesel-powered cars is dividing the EU...

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Clean transport, Urban transport. Report on EU-wide alternative fuels infrastructure deployment – increased level of ambition, but still no comprehensive and complete network across EU

News from Brussels - 2021-03-10

On 8 March 2021, the European Commission published a report to the European Parliament and the Council on the application of Directive 2014/94/EU on the deployment of alternative fuels ...

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Flemish Mobility Minister to mount legal challenge against new EU cabotage rules

News from Brussels - 2021-03-09

Lydia Peeters, the Minister for Mobility in the Belgian area of Flanders, has said that herself and her colleagues will mount a legal challenge against the new EU cabotage rules...

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BOOSTLOG Launch Event: Boosting the impact of freight transport and logistics EU funded research supporting competitiveness and addressing the climate challenge

News from Brussels - 2021-03-05

All stakeholders interested in logistics, particularly those who work on sustainability and innovation, are welcome to join the event on 26 March 2021 from 10:30-12:30...

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Future of shipping fuel is green hydrogen and ammonia, industry groups tell EU

News from Brussels - 2021-03-05

The EU should promote the use of green hydrogen and ammonia by ships as part of its upcoming maritime fuel law, major shipping industry players and environmentalists have told the European Commission...

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