News from Brussels

Withdrawal of the CT Directive amendment

News from Brussels - 2020-02-13

On 29 January, the European Commission announced its work programme for 2020 and, within it, the withdrawal of the amendment proposal of the Combined Transport Directive...

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15 ORGANISATIONS FROM THE TRANSPORT SECTOR CALL FOR A BOLD AND REALISTIC EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL

News from Brussels - 2020-02-12

The Communication on the European Green Deal sets very ambitious objectives for the EU and sends a strong message to the rest of the world regarding Europe’s ambition to reduce emissions by at l...

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Supporting alternative fuels for transport

News from Brussels - 2020-01-31

The CEF Transport programme continues to lead the way in greening the European road sector by supporting the roll-out of alternative fuel stations...

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Croatian Presidency outlines priorities to EP TRAN committee

News from Brussels - 2020-01-24

Croatia holds the Presidency of the Council until July 2020...

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Safer roads call for holistic norms

News from Brussels - 2020-01-24

German Minister of Transport Andreas Scheuer recently called for EU-wide implementation of safety systems for truck blind spots as soon as possible, following a series of road accidents in Germany...

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Auto industry sets out plan for carbon neutrality under EU Green Deal, amid shrinking market

News from Brussels - 2020-01-24

Forecasting the first downturn in EU car sales in seven years this year, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) on 22 January outlined the major challenges faced by the E...

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Natural and renewable gas: Joint call to accelerate the deployment of refuelling infrastructure

News from Brussels - 2020-01-22

The European Biogas Association (EBA), the Natural & bio Gas Vehicle Association (NGVA Europe) and the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) are calling on EU policy makers t...

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Mobility Package: ETF statement on today’s TRAN Committee vote

News from Brussels - 2020-01-22

On Tuesday 21 January 2020 , the TRAN Committee of the European Parliament voted in favour of the trilogue result reached on 12 December with the Finnish Presidency, on behalf of the Council of Minist...

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Mobility package: Transport Committee backs deal with EU Ministers

News from Brussels - 2020-01-22

A deal between Parliament and Finnish Presidency negotiators on reforming the road transport sector was approved by the Transport and Tourism Committee on Tuesday...

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Getting to the Green Deal: Don’t rule out alternative fuels with a track record of success

News from Brussels - 2020-01-15

Vehicle manufacturers and fuel coalition call for consistency in defining alternative fuels that will drive the energy transition...

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Road transport in the EU ETS: A high-risk, low-reward strategy

News from Brussels - 2020-01-10

The Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) is not a good instrument to cut road transport emissions because it will raise petrol prices and fuel popular discontent, as seen in the past with the ‘Gilets ...

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Cleaner Air in 2020: 0.5% sulphur cap for ships enters into force worldwide

News from Brussels - 2020-01-06

From 1 January 2020, the maximum sulphur content of marine fuels is reduced to 0...

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Truck drivers reform: Coreper confirms provisional agreement on mobility package

News from Brussels - 2020-01-06

A major step forward was taken today in securing key reform of the EU road transport sector, when the Council’s Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper) approved a set of proposals &nd...

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Position Paper: European Transport Policy after 2020

News from Brussels - 2019-12-19

Since 2011, Europe has seen the rise of socio-economic, technological and political developments with a major impact on the future of transport and mobility...

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Women in Transport – towards a gender-balanced workforce in our sector

News from Brussels - 2019-12-17

The transport industry is undergoing rapid changes, driven by technology and the ever-increasing need for sustainable solutions...

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ALICE launches the Roadmap Towards Zero Emissions Logistics 2050

News from Brussels - 2019-12-13

In response to the Paris Agreement, more and more governments, associations and businesses are setting bold climate targets...

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The European Green Deal: what it means for road transport

News from Brussels - 2019-12-13

IRU General Delegate, Matthias Maedge, said: “IRU welcomes the initiative and the commitment by President Ursula von der Leyen to make the Green Deal the new growth strategy for Europe...

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Von der Leyen’s Green Deal faces tough political battles

News from Brussels - 2019-12-12

Just 11 days into the EU’s top job, Ursula von der Leyen is laying her cards on the table on her most high-profile policy initiative...

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The European shipping industry welcomes the European Green Deal

News from Brussels - 2019-12-12

The European shipping industry fully welcomes the unveiling of the European Green Deal by the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen at the European Parliament today ...

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A shift to rail is vital for delivering the European Green Deal

News from Brussels - 2019-12-12

The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) welcomes the European Green Deal, which recognises the role of rail in delivering the target of reducing transport greenhouse gas e...

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