News from Brussels

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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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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