EU transport commissioner Siim Kallas addressed today the opening session of the Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), ahead of crucial negotiations. The ICAO Assembly must address challenges that should not be underestimated — in aviation safety, security, air navigation, fair competition and market access, and of course the environment (aviation emissions).
European Mobility Week: Vice-President Kallas calls for innovation to make hydrogen cars cost-competitive
Zero-emission cars are no longer a distant vision. As part of European Mobility Week, Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas is today participating in a debate about hydrogen and fuel cell powered cars.
The European Commission today announced new measures to get more freight onto Europe's rivers and canals. Barges are amongst the most climate-friendly and energy efficient forms of transport but currently they only carry about 6% of European cargo each year. The new proposals intend to realise the unused potential of Europe's 37,000 km of inland waterways. They will enable freight to move more easily and lead to further greening of the sector, as well as encouraging innovation and improving job opportunities.