Press releases

Air Transport: Commission requests Bulgaria to ensure fair access to ground handling market at Sofia airport

30/09/2010

IP/10/1258 Brussels, 30 September 2010 The European Commission has requested Bulgaria to ensure fair access for providers of ground handling at Sofia airport. The Commission considers that Bulgaria is failing to fulfil its obligations under Directive ...

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Road transport: Commission requests Italy and Luxembourg to apply EU road safety and social standards

30/09/2010

IP/10/1262 Brussels, 30 September 2010 The European Commission has decided to request Italy to implement a Directive on the control of driving times and rest periods (2009/4/EC). The Commission has also requested both Italy and Luxembourg to notify the ...

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Maritime transport: Commission requests Italy to ensure that port dues are not discriminatory

30/09/2010

IP/10/1260 Brussels, 30 September 2010 The European Commission has decided to request Italy to amend its rules to ensure that port dues applied are no higher for ships sailing to or from non-Italian ports than for ships sailing to or from Italian ports. ...

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Commission welcomes European Parliament vote endorsing new rules for investigation and prevention of air accidents

21/09/2010

IP/10/1147 Brussels, 21 September 2010 The European Commission welcomes today's vote supporting a new regulation on investigation and prevention of accidents in civil aviation which paves the way to a first reading agreement between Parliament and Council. ...

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Siim KALLAS Vice-President of the Commission, responsible for transport European railways in 2050 InnoTrans (International Trade Fair for Transport Technology) Berlin, 21st September 2010

21/09/2010

SPEECH/10/466 Europe faces challenges of global competition. To compete successfully in the future, all sectors of the economy must contribute. Railways play an essential part in responding to global competition....

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Commission sets out measures to improve rail services

17/09/2010

IP/10/1139 Brussels, 17 September 2010 The European Commission today adopted a proposal to provide better rail services for passenger and freight users by: increasing competition on the railway market; strengthening the power of national regulators; and ...

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Frequently asked questions on the proposals to recast the first railway package

17/09/2010

MEMO/10/421 Brussels, 17 September 2010 1. What was the first railway package? The first railway package consists of three directives (2001/12/EC, 2001/13/EC and 2001/14/EC) which were substantially amended in 2004 (second package) and 2007 (third package). ...

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European Mobility Week 2010: 'Travel Smarter, Live Better'

15/09/2010

IP/10/1131 Brussels, 15 September 2010 From 16 to 22 September 2010, hundreds of towns and cities across Europe and beyond will take part in European Mobility Week, the biggest global event dedicated to sustainable urban travel....

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Informal Council Meeting to enhance waterborne transport role in the EU transport and logistic chain

15/09/2010

MEMO/10/412 Brussels, 15 September 2010 Vice-President of the Commission Siim Kallas, responsible for Mobility and Transport, will attend the Informal Transport Council meeting organised by the Belgian presidency in Antwerp on 15 and 16 September....

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Maritime safety: new EU rules to "name and shame" shipping companies with poor safety records

13/09/2010

IP/10/1115 Brussels, 13 September 2010 New rules to enhance and improve the safety performance of ships were adopted today by the European Commission. The rules will introduce, from January 1st 2011, a new online register to "to name and shame" shipping ...

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Maritime Safety: Commission prepares major improvement of technical inspections of ships in European ports

13/09/2010

MEMO/10/401 Brussels, 13 September 2010 What are the current rules of shipping inspection? It is the responsibility of Flag States (country exercising regulatory control over commercial vessel) to certify that vessels satisfy international safety requirements. ...

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Commission adds two Ghanaian airlines to the EU list of air carriers subject to an operating ban

02/09/2010

IP/10/1090 Brussels, 2nd September 2010 The European Commission has today updated the list of airlines banned in the European Union to impose an operating ban on one air carrier from Ghana and to place operating restrictions on another air carrier from ...

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