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€11.9 billion to improve European connections


Today the European Commission has invited Member States to propose projects to use €11.9 billion of EU funding to improve European transport connections. This is the largest ever single amount of EU funding earmarked for transport infrastructure. Member States have until 26th February 2015 to submit their bids.

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Vice-President Kallas convenes EU aviation crisis cell to ensure full coordination English (en)


Statement by Siim KALLAS, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Transport, on Malaysian airline flight MH17.

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Vice-President Kallas convenes EU aviation crisis cell to ensure full coordination


"I would like to say again that we are all deeply shocked by the crash of the Malaysian Airlines plane in Ukraine, with the tragic loss of so many lives. Our deepest condolences go to the families of the victims.

What is needed now is an immediate and independent investigation into the causes of the crash. I call on everyone concerned to participate and to be ready to do whatever they can to help in this essential task.

In practical terms, this means that the investigators need unimpeded access to the crash site, and of course to the "black boxes", the flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder. Public trust demands a fully transparent and open procedure.

I have activated the EU aviation crisis cell so that there is proper coordination of the effects on airspace to guarantee the safety of flights. I would like to reassure air passengers that it is safe to fly.

But I completely understand now that the public is hungry for facts. The facts in terms of what has happened to MH 17 must be laid open for global public scrutiny.

And if it becomes clear that this crash has been caused deliberately, if MH17 has been shot out of the skies without regard to the deaths of so many innocent civilians, those responsible will be brought to justice."

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Taking Joint Technology Initiatives forward – a vital partner for innovation and growth English (en)


European Commission [Check Against Delivery] José Manuel Durão Barroso President of the European Commission First calls for proposals under the Joint Technology Initiatives Innovation and Investment Package Brussels, 9 July 2014 Dear Minister Stefania Giannini,, Dear colleagues from the Commission, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Neelie Kroes, Siim Kallas, Distinguished guests, Ladies and...

Gas: a power source to drive European transport into the future English (en)


European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Siim Kallas Vice President of the European Commission Natural and Bio Gas Vehicle Association Brussels, 8 July 2014 Ladies and gentlemen Just a couple of months ago, Europe notched up another milestone in its work to develop a transport system fit for the 21st century.

Speaking points at Eurogroup press conference English (en)


European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Vice-President Siim KALLAS Eurogroup press conference Brussels, 7 July 2014 Clearly, reducing the high tax burden, or ‘tax wedge’, on labour is one of the major structural reform priorities for European countries.

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Statement Spokesperson for Vice President Siim Kallas EU Commissioner responsible for Transport

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Speech: European Railway Agency: on track into the future after 10 successful years English (en)


European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Siim Kallas Vice President of the European Commission European Speech: European European Railway Agency 10th anniversary Valenciennes, France, 26 June 2014 Minister, ladies and gentlemen I’m particularly pleased to return to Valenciennes for the 10th anniversary of the creation of the European Railway Agency.

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Road safety: New smartphone app provides information on EU road traffic rules


What is the speed limit on Spanish motorways? Do I need to wear a helmet when I cycle in Sweden? What safety equipment must I always have in the car when driving in Slovakia? From now on, holiday makers do not need to spend a lot of time searching for this information. They can have it at hand wherever they are with the European Commission's new smartphone app "Going Abroad".

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