Transport, Telecoms and Energy Council (TTE) : extracts from the arrivals and doorsteps (Transport)

Type: News   Reference: 89293   Duration: 00:02:52  Lieu: Luxembourg (town), Luxembourg - Council
End production: 29/10/2012   First transmission: 29/10/2012
The Council will aim to reach a general approach on a recast of the 1993 regulation on the allocation of landing and take-off slots at EU airports with capacity problems. The Council is also due to agree a general approach on two draft directives laying down the responsibilities of flag states, on the one hand, and port states, on the other, as regards the enforcement of the Maritime Labour Convention adopted in 2006 by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). The Council is expected to reach a political agreement on a new regulation on the tachograph used in road transport, essentially confirming the general approach agreed by the Council in June this year. Ministers will hold a debate on a proposed update of the common rules on periodic roadworthiness tests for motor vehicles, intended to improve road safety and protection of the environment. Moreover, the Council is due to authorise the signing and provisional application of an agreement with the European Organisation for Safety of Air !avigation (Eurocontrol) establishing a new and stable framework for enhanced cooperation. Over lunch, ministers will discuss the issue of infrastructure financing for the future, related to the Connecting Europe facility.

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00:00:00 Arrival of Efthymios Flourentzos, Minister of Communication and Works of Cyprus 00:00:07
00:00:07 SOUNDBITE (in English) by Efthymios Flourentzos: Today Transport Council will examine important legislative dossiers, aviation, maritime and long transports. The optimal use for airport capacity, the improvement of the security and functionality of tachograph and the promotion of the new approach on periodic roadworthiness tests for motor vehicles in order to reduce the number of road fatalities. 00:00:47
00:00:54 Arrival of Peter Ramsauer, Federal Minister of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs of Germany 00:00:15
00:01:09 SOUNDBITE (in German) by Peter Ramsauer on air quality in the airplanes 00:00:39
00:01:48 Peter Ramsauer entering the Council 00:00:04
00:01:52 Arrival of Siim Kallas, Vice President of the EC in charge of in charge of Transport 00:00:12
00:02:04 Arrival of Juhan Parts, Minister of Economy and Communication of Estonia 00:00:09
00:02:13 Arrival of Delegation 00:00:12
00:02:25 Arrival of Delegation 00:00:15
00:02:40 Arrival of Delegation 00:00:12
00:02:52 END 00:00:00
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