Informal Meeting of Transport Ministers in Litomerece (Czech Republic): extracts from the joint presse conference by Petr Bendl, Czech Minister for Transport and President in office of the Council, and Antonio Tajani
On the agenda of the informal meeting of Transport Ministers in Litoměřice in the Czech Republic was the issue of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). The motto of the Czech Presidency is a "Europe without Barriers", thus the motto of the informal Council was Intelligent Mobility without Barriers. Among other issues, the Ministers discussed obstacles impeding mass implementation of intelligent transport systems in road transport. Intelligent Transport Systems can contribute significantly to the enhancement of the flow of traffic and road safety. Improved flow of traffic can result in lower consumption of fuel for drivers.
Following the meeting, Petr Bendl, Czech Minister for Transport and President in office of the Council, and Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Transport, held a joint press conference to address the press on the main and foremost subject which was of course the discussions on the suspensions of flights from Mexico to Europe to stop the expansion of swine flu.