News from Brussels

State aid for the rail freight sector in context of Covid-19 

News from Brussels - 2020-05-04

In order for rail freight undertakings to be able to successfully navigate the COVID-19 crisis, it is important to reach the correct decisions about European and national support measures...

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IRU calls on wide-ranging support for road transport industry to drive global COVID-19 recovery efforts

News from Brussels - 2020-04-30

Amidst an increasingly bleak global economic outlook, IRU is calling on governments to ramp up efforts to support road transport operators so they can drive broader financial and social recovery...

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Coronavirus: package of measures to support transport sector

News from Brussels - 2020-04-30

The European Commission today adopted a package of measures that will provide significant relief to the transport sector by solving practical problems, removing administrative burdens, and increasing ...

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EU auto industry actions to fight COVID-19

News from Brussels - 2020-04-29

Automobile manufacturers right across Europe have been playing a key role in the fight against COVID-19, using their resources to manufacture much-needed medical equipment, making employees available,...

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Combined Transport: resilience and greening at the same time

News from Brussels - 2020-04-28

UIRR recommends an increased role for Combined Transport in the post-crisis economic recovery efforts, to be carried out by the Member States of the European Union following the blueprint to be drafte...

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COVID-19 crisis: 23 CEOs and Presidents call for a strong Europe

News from Brussels - 2020-04-23

Michael Manley, President of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA), joined other CEOs and Presidents of major European companies and industry federations to address EU heads of...

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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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