Brussels Briefing on Transport – All you need to know for March 2016

Transport emissions are at the core of the EU transport sector’s preoccupations at the moment, with a Commission strategy on decarbonising the sector due in June. With existing tools in the renewable energy directive and the fuel quality directive scheduled to end in 2020, what regime will take their place?

In the meantime, the aviation strategy, put forward back in December 2015, is being scrutinized by MEPs. The EPP group is in charge of the report on drones and the ALDE group is responsible for that of the aviation strategy communication. In other news, the Dutch Presidency is seeking to get a negotiating mandate from member states for new air transport agreements with China, Mexico, Turkey and others.

Now, a Brussels Briefing on Transport would not be a Brussels Briefing on Transport without an update on the long-awaited 4th Railway Package: MEPs are set to cast their votes on the technical pillar of the package on March 14, leaving just the market pillar. The Dutch Presidency is aiming for a full agreement before Easter –so watch this space. In other news, the full parliament will vote on its position on the proposal to liberalise market access to port services and the Commission is set to put forward a new proposal on safety regulations for passenger ships by April.

newsletter
Join our mailing list and never miss an update !
EU Transport Policy – Henrik Hololei, head of cabinet of Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas

EU Transport Policy – Henrik Hololei, head of cabinet of Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas

viEUws FROM THE BRITISH CHAMBER InterviEUw with Henrik Hololei, head of cabinet of Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas. Topics - Priororities for EU transport policy - Eurovignette - Transport funding and cohesion funding - Mega-projects - Investments in efficiency -

Transport funding: €11.9 billion for network investments announced by Commission

Transport funding: €11.9 billion for network investments announced by Commission

Jennifer Baker is joined by Pia Ahrenkilde Hansen, spokeswoman of the European Commission, to discuss European Union funding for big transport investments, due to be announced on

Transport Commissioner Bulc announces revival of EU passenger rights law

Transport Commissioner Bulc announces revival of EU passenger rights law

In this exclusive interview with viEUws, EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc talks to leading journalist Dave Keating about the most pressing transport related issues on the Commission's agenda: The management of