News from Brussels

Council of the European Union approves Recovery and Resilience Facility

News from Brussels - 2021-02-15

In Brussels on 12 February, the Portuguese Prime Minister, António Costa, signed the formal approval of the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) on behalf of the Council of the European Union...

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Recovery and Resilience Facility: Transport keeps us going forward

News from Brussels - 2021-02-11

With the slogan “Transport for EU Recovery”, ESPO, together with 35 organisations has issued a Statement on the Recovery and Resilience Facility...

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Social partners in ports call for renewal of active and meaningful dialogue with the Commission

News from Brussels - 2021-02-10

In the past year, maritime logistics chains have been disrupted in numerous ways as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic...

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UK denies 68% drop in EU exports after Brexit deal

News from Brussels - 2021-02-08

The UK government on 7 February denied reports by road hauliers that exports to the EU fell by two thirds in the first month of the new UK-EU trade deal, saying: “We do not recognise this f...

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Shipping industry takes new step to protect marine environments

News from Brussels - 2021-02-05

Cleaning a ship’s submerged parts from barnacles and other growths, while the ship is in the water, can transfer invasive species to local marine environments unless it is properly cleaned and t...

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COVID-19 transport measures: Coreper approves mandate to extend temporary flexibility for licences

News from Brussels - 2021-02-04

On 3 February, Member States' Ambassadors agreed on a negotiating mandate for renewing temporary measures to help transport operators and citizens who are unable to fulfil certain a...

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EU car sales: COVID recovery expected to start in 2021, auto industry says

News from Brussels - 2021-02-03

After a year that saw the sharpest drop ever in EU car sales due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) forecasts that 2021 will mark a first step on...

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ESPO stresses the importance of restoring stability and reliability in container trade

News from Brussels - 2021-02-03

Reacting to the current disruptions in the international container trade, the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) stresses the importance of restoring the stability in the market, increasing the sc...

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IRU lays out Eco-truck plan to accelerate decarbonisation

News from Brussels - 2021-02-02

IRU has renewed calls to promote the use of Eco-trucks to boost transport decarbonisation, including harmonising rules for cross-border operations...

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Let’s end the debate: putting international shipping into the ETS is clearly legal

News from Brussels - 2021-01-29

Shipping companies are crying foul over EU plans to regulate the sector’s emissions...

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2020 figures reveal € 26 billion loss for railways due to COVID-19

News from Brussels - 2021-01-28

Keeping European mobility operational during the COVID-19 pandemic has been vital...

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Brexit chaos, confusion and complexity continues to plague hauliers and business

News from Brussels - 2021-01-27

Three weeks after the end of the transition period following the UK’s departure from the EU and its customs union after 47 years, hauliers are already bearing the costs of the new post-Brexit bo...

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EU 'shouldn’t let shippers off the hook' with carbon pricing

News from Brussels - 2021-01-25

As EU regulators prepare to include shipping in its carbon market, shippers are predictably causing a splash...

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EU acts on IRU call to keep borders and supply chains open

News from Brussels - 2021-01-25

The EU Council, meeting on Thursday 21 January 2021 to discuss COVID-19 measures, has endorsed IRU’s strong call to keep borders open for essential goods transport across Europe...

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Zero-emission trucks: 100-fold increase needed in EU fleet, new data shows

News from Brussels - 2021-01-20

A new study by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) shows that there are currently 6...

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UIRR study warns for consequences of new EU road haulage rules

News from Brussels - 2021-01-18

UIRR unveiled the results of a study concerning the impact of the new EU road haulage rules on Combined Transport (CT)...

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2021: the European Year of Rail

News from Brussels - 2021-01-14

The EU has designated 2021 as the European Year of Rail to promote the use of trains as a safe and sustainable transport...

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With the motto ‘Time to deliver: a fair, green and digital recovery’, Portugal takes over this Presidency with three major priorities for the EU

News from Brussels - 2021-01-04

With the motto ‘Time to deliver: a fair, green and digital recovery,’ Portugal takes over this Presidency with three major priorities for the EU: To promote a recovery leveraged b...

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The journey begins – 2021 is the European Year of Rail!

News from Brussels - 2021-01-04

1 January 2021, marks the beginning of the European Year of Rail...

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Technological progress provides hope for shipping sector to get off fossil fuels

News from Brussels - 2020-12-23

This roller-coaster year started with a pandemic threatening to bring global seaborne trade to a standstill and resulted in many ships, especially passenger ships, being chained to the anchor while th...

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