Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas, responsible for transport, is travelling to Washington on 17-19 April to reaffirm the strong EU-US transport partnership. Transport cooperation between the EU and the US is far advanced in transport modes that matter most to people travelling across the Atlantic and to the transport of goods. However, Vice-President Kallas will also discuss with the US administration how to take cooperation beyond aviation and maritime transport. In addition, he will discuss priorities for EU-US cooperation at a multilateral level, notably how to secure a successful outcome of the Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in September 2013.
The European Commission proposed today new rules to allow manufacturers to develop more aerodynamic lorries which will reduce fuel consumption by 7-10%, cut emissions of greenhouse gases, and also enhance the safety of vulnerable road users.