News from Brussels

COVID-19: urgent EU action needed on road borders, drivers and financial support

News from Brussels - 2020-03-24

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues, urgent measures are needed to address the impact on essential goods transport and passenger transport within and among EU Member States...

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IRU clarifications regarding the exemptions granted by the various EU Member States to driving and rest time rules

News from Brussels - 2020-03-23

IRU clarifications regarding the exemptions granted by the various EU Member States to driving and rest time rules – Regulation (EC) No 561/2006 A number of EU Member States have granted temp...

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What coronavirus means for the EU car industry and what we can learn from the 2009 crisis

News from Brussels - 2020-03-20

Opinion piece from Transport & Environment by Julia Poliscanova, Director, Clean Vehicles and Emobility As the coronavirus is bringing Europe to a halt, major carmakers and many suppl...

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The coronavirus crisis means we need a new Green Deal

News from Brussels - 2020-03-20

Opinion piece from Transport & Environment by William Todts, Executive Director There is no escaping the coronavirus...

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COVID-19: Transport workers need protection and Europe needs to act now!

News from Brussels - 2020-03-16

On Friday 13 March, the European Transport Workers’ Federation, who represents more than 5m transport workers from more than 200 transport unions and 41 European countries, wrote to the Com...

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Sweden goes paperless with e-CMR

News from Brussels - 2020-03-12

Sweden confirmed its commitment to move towards fully paperless freight by acceding to the e-CMR protocol this week...

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Making Europes businesses future-ready: A new Industrial Strategy for a globally competitive, green and digital Europe

News from Brussels - 2020-03-11

On Tuesday 11 March, the Commission presents a new Strategy to help Europe's industry lead the twin transitions towards climate neutrality and digital leadership...

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EU Climate Law proposal and 2021 European Year of Rail initiative: both useful to Combined Transport

News from Brussels - 2020-03-10

Last week the European Commission unveiled two proposals – both of which promise to advance the cause of Combined Transport:  The proposal for a European Climate Law, and p...

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UNIFE congratulates the European Commission on climate law, year of rail and commits to the Green Deal 

News from Brussels - 2020-03-09

On Wednesday 4 March, the European Commission has taken critical steps in pursuit of the European Green Deal, headed by Executive Vice-President for Climate Action Policy Frans Timmermans...

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Climate Law makes clear that all transport must be decarbonised

News from Brussels - 2020-03-05

The requirement that all EU countries be climate neutral by 2050 under the Climate Law, proposed today, means all transport will need to be fully decarbonised, Transport & Environment (T&E) ha...

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Paper: CO2 emissions from heavy‐duty vehicles – Preliminary CO2 baseline (Q3‐Q4 2019)

News from Brussels - 2020-03-05

This paper by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) provides an analysis of the CO2‐emission values of heavy‐duty vehicles produced for the European market during the sec...

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CER welcomes Climate Law, calls for greater focus on ‘green transport’

News from Brussels - 2020-03-05

On 4 March, the European Commission proposed a European Climate Law to pave the way for a legally binding EU commitment to climate neutrality by 2050...

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Committing to climate-neutrality by 2050: Commission proposes European Climate Law and consults on the European Climate Pact

News from Brussels - 2020-03-05

Today, the Commission presents a proposal to enshrine in legislation the EU's political commitment to be climate neutral by 2050, to protect the planet and our people...

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Road transport: a key solution to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

News from Brussels - 2020-02-28

On the sidelines of the UN Inland Transport Committee (ITC) meetings this week in Geneva, IRU spoke at a high-level roundtable organised by The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe  (UNE...

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IRU outlines industry approach on decarbonisation at UN

News from Brussels - 2020-02-27

Opening the annual United Nations Inland Transport Committee (ITC) session, Secretary General Umberto de Pretto outlined IRU’s pragmatic approach on decarbonisation...

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Coronavirus: Combined Transport is prepared to keep the economy moving

News from Brussels - 2020-02-25

In view of the COVID-19 infections reported over the weekend from Northern Italy – mainly the regions of Lombardy and Veneto – and the resulting swift actions announced by I...

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Labelling of tyres: Council adopts new rules

News from Brussels - 2020-02-25

Consumers will soon be better informed when choosing new tyres for their cars...

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Europe’s top firms must double low-carbon investment – study

News from Brussels - 2020-02-25

Europe’s top companies need to more than double their current level of spending on low-carbon projects to meet the European Commission’s flagship goal of ‘climate neutrality’ b...

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ETF and IRU urge EU to address unprecedented driver shortage in road transport industry

News from Brussels - 2020-02-20

ETF and IRU renewed their commitment as EU road transport social partners on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the EU Social Dialogue Committee for Road Transport, celebrated on 18 February...

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European Shipping Week 2020 opens with the latest figures on European shipping

News from Brussels - 2020-02-18

The European Shipping Week 2020 - the biggest shipping event in Brussels and the flagship event of ECSA - opens today with the release of the latest figures on European shipping by Oxford Economics...

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