Press releases

Maritime: Task Force on maritime employment and competitiveness delivers report Brussels

20/07/2011

European Commission - Press release 20 July 2011 - The Task Force on maritime employment and competitiveness set up by Vice-President Kallas has today delivered its report containing recommendations for possible future measures for the shipping industry. ...

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Road transport: new tachograph rules will save companies more than €500 million per year

19/07/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 July 2011 - The European Commission has proposed to revise the tachograph legislation to make full use of new technological opportunities such as satellite positioning....

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FAQ on the proposal to modify Council Regulation (EEC) No 3821/85 on tachographs

19/07/2011

MEMO/11/523 Brussels, July 19, 2011 What is a digital tachograph? Professional drivers and vehicles involved in carrying goods or passengers must respect maximum driving time and minimum rest periods to reduce accumulated fatigue and accidents and to ...

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Commission proposes to cut sulphur dioxide emissions from shipping by 90 %

15/07/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 15 July 2011 - Better air quality is on the way, thanks to proposals from the European Commission to lower the sulphur content of shipping fuels. The proposals should reduce sulphur dioxide emissions by up ...

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Commission welcomes the International Maritime Organization agreement to tackle CO2 emissions

15/07/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 15 July 2011 - The European Commission congratulates the International Maritime Organization and its Member States on this first and major achievement on a technical measure to limit CO2 emissions from international ...

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Questions and Answers on the Commission proposal on sulphur emissions from maritime transport

15/07/2011

MEMO/11/512 Brussels, 15 July 2011 Why is the Commission proposing to change the legislation on marine fuels? There are three main reasons for the proposed changes. First of all, emissions of sulphur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen (NOx) from maritime transport ...

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Commission launches new Neighbourhood Transport Action Plan

07/07/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 07 July 2011 - The European Commission today published a new Neighbourhood Transport Action Plan to strengthen transport links with neighbouring regions to the East and South of of the EU....

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Siim Kallas Vice-President of the European Commission EU Neighbourhood Transport Action Plan Press conference - EU Neighbourhood Transport Action Plan Brussels, 7 July, 2011

07/07/2011

SPEECH/11/511 Freedom of movement is something we all tend to take for granted in Europe – but it shouldn't stop at the borders. Recent history in the countries to the south of us and the east of us reminds us that ease of travel is not a given....

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The Lyon-Turin new railway link – The Commission reiterates its full support for the project

07/07/2011

MEMO/11/492 Brussels, 7 July 2011 Following the beginning of the works at the Maddalena exploratory tunnel and the meeting of the French–Italian intergovernmental conference in Rome on 6 July, the Commission remains committed to support France and Italy ...

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EU Neighbourhood Transport Plan

07/07/2011

MEMO/11/488 Brussels, 7 July 2011 What are the key actions proposed by the Commission? To achieve closer transport market integration with the neighbouring countries, the Commission today published a new EU Neighbourhood Transport Action Plan setting ...

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Consumers: European Consumer Centres' Air Passenger Rights Day 2011

07/07/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7July 2011 – Holiday didn't go as planned? Flight cancelled? Lost luggage? Help is at hand. The European Consumer Centres Network (ECC-Net) offer citizens free advice about their rights when travelling and ...

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Road safety: EU crackdown on drivers committing traffic offences abroad

06/07/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 06 July 2011 - Drivers will be punished for traffic offences they commit abroad, including the four "big killers" causing 75% of road fatalities - speeding, breaking traffic lights, failure to use seatbelts ...

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Road safety: EU road fatalities fall by 11% in 2010

05/07/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 05 July 2011 - The European Commission has today published new statistics showing that EU road fatalities decreased by 11% in 2010. However, country by country statistics (see table below), show that the number ...

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Road safety: EU crackdown on drivers committing traffic offences abroad

05/07/2011

MEMO/11/483 Brussels, 5 July 2011 Drivers look set to be punished for traffic offences they commit abroad, including the four "big killers" causing 75% of road fatalities – speeding, running red lights, failure to use seatbelts and drink driving – under ...

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