News from Brussels

Logistics in Transition

News from Brussels - 2019-10-04

At the first European Logistics Platform (ELP) Forum organised under the new term of the European Parliament at the Residence Palace in Brussels, more than 80 EU policy-makers and industry stakeholder...

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ETF talks future of European transport sector with Members of the European Parliament

News from Brussels - 2019-10-02

The ETF together with AK and ÖGB organised a workshop “European Transport Workers moving Europe forward” on 30 September 2019 in the European Parliament...

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More than 40 organisations jointly call for a strong Connecting Europe Facility II

News from Brussels - 2019-09-30

Ahead of the European Parliament’s hearings of the commissioners-designate, a coalition of more than 40 European associations and organisations renewed their call for a strong transport bud...

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IRU calls for additional contingency measures in EU customs in case of no-deal Brexit 

News from Brussels - 2019-09-27

IRU is one of a number of EU industry bodies that has signed a cross-sectoral coalition, presented to the EU Commission and EU27 Member States calling for urgent additional customs contingency measure...

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The Mobility Package has a future! Bus, coach and truck drivers have hope!

News from Brussels - 2019-09-25

Today, the TRAN Committee of the European Parliament gave green light to their newly appointed rapporteurs to start negotiations with the Council of Transport Ministers, on the Mobility Package...

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Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council (Transport), 20/09/2019

News from Brussels - 2019-09-23

The Council held an extensive policy debate on how to decarbonise transport in order to combat climate change and meet the Paris Agreement objectives...

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Commission ‘remains committed’ to connected car plans, despite Council blocking

News from Brussels - 2019-09-20

The European Commission’s controversial bid to establish connectivity standards for next-generation vehicles, blocked by a group of member states just before the summer, remains an important are...

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Upcoming EU transport portfolio needs to be social – open letter to President-elect

News from Brussels - 2019-09-19

Following the publication of President-elect’s mission letter to the Commissioner-designate for transport, we are deeply concerned that the social dimension of the sector is not receiving the at...

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Revised Energy Taxation Directive should enable the transition to the decarbonisation of maritime transport

News from Brussels - 2019-09-16

The European maritime industry partners - ECSA, INTERFERRY, EUDA and CLIA Europe - welcome the long awaited report on the evaluation of the Energy Taxation Directive (ETD) published by the European Co...

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Study: EU funding of transport projects

News from Brussels - 2019-09-16

This study provides an analysis of the most important EU funding instruments currently available for transport projects with the aim to evaluate the extent to which they are fulfilling strategic ...

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There is still time to revise the mobility package

News from Brussels - 2019-09-16

The European Union has turned Europe’s one-time rivalry into cooperation...

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European Transport Workers: The future Commissioner must deliver on #FAIRTRANSPORT

News from Brussels - 2019-09-13

On 10 September 2019, Ursula Von der Leyen, the President-elect of the European Commission, announced the names of the Commissioners-designates as well as their respective portfolios...

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Rovana Plumb proposed as Transport Commissioner by Ursula von der Leyen

News from Brussels - 2019-09-12

European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen held a press conference on Tuesday to present her proposals for the structure of the next Commission, which will have to be approved by the Eur...

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New study highlights lack of progress on infrastructure & incentives for alternatively-powered cars

News from Brussels - 2019-09-12

At the start of a new EU political term, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) is urgently calling for a comprehensive plan to enable the transition to zero-emission mobility...

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Making the Transition to Zero-Emission Mobility - 2019 progress report

News from Brussels - 2019-09-12

The 2019 edition of ACEA’s ‘Making the Transition to Zero-Emission Mobility’ report tracks progress made on the key ‘enabling factors’ for a stronger consumer uptake of e...

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Transport at COP25

News from Brussels - 2019-09-09

Chile’s OECD Ambassador sets out the host country’s road map for the negotiations, with a focus also on transport...

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German companies to play “major role” in second European battery cell production project

News from Brussels - 2019-09-09

German companies will "play a major role" in a second European battery cell production project, announced the economy and energy ministry after a workshop with European government ...

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ACEA appoints new Director General

News from Brussels - 2019-09-06

The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric-Mark Huitema as its new Director General, with effect on 1 October...

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UNIFE urges the European Institutions to ensure a level-playing field between tthe European and Chinese rail supply industry

News from Brussels - 2019-09-03

The press has recently been reporting about the purchase of the locomotives business of a German manufacturer by the Chinese State-owned train-builder CRRC, thereby confirming China’s strategy t...

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EU plans to cut steel import quotas after industry protests

News from Brussels - 2019-08-16

The European Commission has proposed boosting measures to protect against a rise in imports spurred by US tariffs after steel companies said the European industry was under threat...

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