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Charging points: Growth not keeping pace with rising demand for electric vehicles, new data show

News from Brussels - 2020-10-28

A new report by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) shows that despite strong growth, the available charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in the EU still falls far ...

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UK-EU Brexit talks restart with just weeks to seal deal

News from Brussels - 2020-10-22

Britain and the European Union will resume fraught post-Brexit trade talks on Thursday (22 October) after seven days lost to threats and brinkmanship, and with just weeks left to salvage an agreement...

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Video - “COVID pandemic: biggest risk ever to face EU auto industry,” warns Michael Manley

News from Brussels - 2020-10-22

Video message from Michael Manley, President of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) and CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) on the impact of COVID-19 on the EU automobil...

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COVID support for automotive should be channelled into green recovery, say CEOs

News from Brussels - 2020-10-21

Leaders of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) call on EU policy makers and national governments to step up support to the auto sector, which continues to grapple with the ...

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EU to push new standards for ‘greenest’ car batteries on earth

News from Brussels - 2020-10-19

The European Commission will table new EU-wide regulations this autumn to ensure that batteries manufactured or imported into Europe are “the greenest on this planet,” a top EU official to...

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Lawmakers want fossil fuels banned from EU Recovery Fund

News from Brussels - 2020-10-15

EU lawmakers today called for more of the bloc’s €670bn recovery fund to be invested in projects that won’t exacerbate climate change or the nature crisis - and for fossil fuels to be...

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Spain approves hydrogen strategy to spur low-carbon economy

News from Brussels - 2020-10-09

Spain approved on Tuesday (6 October) a plan to boost clean hydrogen production, aiming to build enough infrastructure to give it a major role in Europe’s market for a fuel seen as key to meetin...

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EU Parliament votes for 60% carbon emissions cut by 2030

News from Brussels - 2020-10-07

The European Parliament voted on Tuesday (6 October) to update the EU’s climate target for 2030, backing a 60% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by the end of the decade, up from 40% current...

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Transport sector calls for an EU framework on the governance of B2B data

News from Brussels - 2020-10-07

Representatives from the road, air, maritime, rail, manufacturing and logistics sectors call on European decision makers to adopt an EU framework on the governance of business-to-business (B2B) data t...

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What happens if there’s no Brexit trade deal?

News from Brussels - 2020-10-06

Brexit talks grind on as the clock counts down to the end of the transition...

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Post-Brexit talks reach end game as EU, UK agree to work ‘intensively’ for deal

News from Brussels - 2020-10-05

Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Saturday (3 October) tasked their negotiators with working “intensively” over the coming weeks to see if a post-Brex...

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Manual Recording of Border Crossings

News from Brussels - 2020-10-02

European Union (2 October 2020) The European Commission has confirmed that from 2 February 2022 the new obligation to record manually border crossings, set out in Article 34(7) of the Tachograph Re...

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Scaling up zero-emission commercial vehicles across Europe

News from Brussels - 2020-10-02

CEOs and experts from key industries – including Martin Daum of Daimler Trucks, Florent Menegaux of Michelin and Gerrit Marx of CNH Industrial – joined EU decision-makers, end-users and in...

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Greening shipping: INEA CEF and H2020 projects featured on Euronews

News from Brussels - 2020-10-02

Five INEA projects supported through the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) and Horizon (2020) funding programmes have been featured in the EuroNews Ocean programme...

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Driving cleaner transport with the Eurovignette

News from Brussels - 2020-10-01

With the revision of the Eurovignette Directive on road user charges the subject of intense debate in the European Council, IRU has written an open letter to senior EU officials urging them to conside...

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New EU alliance aims for ‘strategic autonomy’ on key raw materials

News from Brussels - 2020-09-30

The European Commission launched a new industry alliance on Tuesday (30 September) aimed at strengthening the EU’s “strategic autonomy” on raw materials like rare earths, which are c...

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Higher climate targets must go hand in hand with stronger incentives and infrastructure ramp-up

News from Brussels - 2020-09-29

Message from ACEA's Director General – September 2020 From the outset, I want to stress that the automobile industry supports the EU’s long-term goal of achieving climate neutrality...

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Increasing the EU’s 2030 emissions reduction target is necessary and feasible

News from Brussels - 2020-09-29

On Monday 28 September, the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety held a debate with Mr Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President of the Commission, on stepping up Europe’s 20...

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Truck industry and NGOs urge governments to agree road tolls to cut CO2

News from Brussels - 2020-09-25

Truckmakers, logistics operators and environmental organisations have asked EU governments to agree a common position on the long-delayed reform of European truck tolling, a revision which was designe...

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Rail boosted by EU transport chiefs as TEE 2.0 planned

News from Brussels - 2020-09-24

EU transport ministers pledged to give more attention to international rail freight and consider plans to relaunch the Trans-Europ Express network, during a meeting of minds on Monday (21 September)...

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