Press releases

Speaking Vice President Kallas –Road Fatalities 2011

29/03/2012

MEMO/12/229 Brussels, 29 March 2012 The new figures on EU road deaths for 2011 are a major cause for concern. The good news is that road deaths are still falling. There are countries like Bulgaria, Romania, Latvia, Hungary and Greece where very serious ...

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Road safety: Progress in cutting EU road deaths falls to 2% in 2011

29/03/2012

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 March 2012 – Progress in cutting road fatalities significantly slowed last year (to -2%) compared with a very promising EU-wide reduction throughout the last decade (on average -6%), according to new figures ...

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Maritime transport: Seminar to strengthen the fight against piracy and armed robbery

28/03/2012

MEMO/12/223 Brussels, 28 March 2012 Brussels, 28 March 2012 – The European Commission is organising today and tomorrow an event concerning piracy and armed robbery. These acts are a serious threat not only to the lives of seafarers but to maritime transport ...

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Vice-President Kallas remarks to Transport Committee on longer modular trucks

26/03/2012

MEMO/12/219 Brussels, 26 March 2012 Chair, Dear Brian Honourable Members of the European Parliament, Many thanks for inviting me here today. I would like to explain the Commission's position on the subject of cross-border use of longer, modular trucks. ...

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Environment: Commission proposes tighter laws on ship breaking

23/03/2012

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 23 March 2012 – The European Commission today proposed new rules to ensure that European ships are only recycled in facilities that are safe for workers and environmentally sound....

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EU–Israel aviation agreement: Israel joins Europe in aviation

22/03/2012

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 March 2012 - Israel and the European Union have finalized negotiations on a comprehensive aviation agreement during a final round of negotiating in Tel Aviv on 22 March 2012....

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Speaking points of Vice-President Siim Kallas – Transport Council, Brussels, 22 March 2012

22/03/2012

MEMO/12/209 Brussels, 22 March 2012 I will focus my remarks on the two very important Transport files where we have reached agreement today with Ministers. First, on the TEN-T network – the blueprint for Europe's future transport connections Second, on ...

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Transport ministers back new EU core transport network (TEN-T)

22/03/2012

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 March 2012 – Transport ministers today reached agreement on proposals to transform the existing patchwork of roads, railways, airports and canals into a unified European transport network....

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Air transport: Member States support revision of EU rules on groundhandling services

22/03/2012

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 March 2012 – Siim Kallas, European Commission Vice-President with responsibility for transport, today welcomed Member States support for the Commission's proposal on the revision of current EU rules on ...

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Air transport: Commission requests Poland and Greece to comply fully with rules on airport charges

22/03/2012

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 March 2012 - The European Commission has today requested Poland and Greece to complete the steps necessary to implement EU rules to ensure that airport charges are transparent and non-discriminatory....

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EU law: Commission acts to ensure that European legislation is fully and properly implemented

22/03/2012

MEMO/12/200 Brussels, 22 March 2012 COMPETITION EMPLOYMENT ENERGY ENVIRONMENT DIGITAL AGENDA JUSTICE INTERNAL MARKET TRANSPORT TAXATION & CUSTOMS AT 271 275 BE 296 291 274 281 282 BG 298 290 CY 279 296 272 274 275 CZ 277 DE 283 EL 280 278 296 276 FI 278 ...

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IP/12/269

22/03/2012

European Commission - Press release Driving licences: Commission requests Luxembourg to adopt measures on driving licences Brussels, 22 March 2012 - The European Commission has today asked Luxemburg to adopt national legislation on driving licences in ...

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Transport: Commission sends reasoned opinion on investigation of accidents at sea to three Member States

22/03/2012

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22March 2012 – The European Commission today sent reasoned opinions to Belgium, Cyprus and Portugal for their failure to communicate what measures they were taking to transpose Directive 2009/18 /EC which ...

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Road transport: Commission refers Finland to the Court of Justice over promotion of clean vehicles

22/03/2012

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 March 2012 - The European Commission has decided to refer Finland to the European Union’s Court of Justice for failing to fully implement a directive on the promotion of clean and energy-efficient road ...

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Transport: Commission requests Austria and Portugal to take action regarding transport of dangerous goods

22/03/2012

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 March 2012 - European Commission has today asked Austria and Portugal to adopt national legislation on the inland transport of dangerous goods in accordance with their obligations under European Union law. ...

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Transport: Commission sends reasoned opinion to four Member States concerning their flag State obligations

22/03/2012

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 March 2012 – The European Commission today sent reasoned opinions to Austria, Cyprus, Hungary and Luxembourg for their failure to communicate what measures they were taking to transpose Directive 2009/21 ...

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Transport: Commission requests Cyprus to adopt rules on transportable pressure equipment

22/03/2012

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 March 2012 - The European Commission has today requested Cyprus to adopt national legislation on transportable pressure equipment in accordance with its obligations under European Union law....

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Transport Council – 22 March 2012

20/03/2012

MEMO/12/194 Brussels, 20 March 2012 The EU's Council of transport ministers will meet in Brussels on Thursday 22 March under the Danish Presidency. From the European Commission, Vice-President Siim Kallas, responsible for transport and mobility, will ...

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Transport: First Smart Mobility Challenge – and the winner is …

12/03/2012

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 12 March 2012 - Vice-President Siim Kallas, Commissioner for mobility and transport, announced today the winners of the first Smart Mobility Challenge on European multi-modal journey planners....

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Smart mobility challenge - key questions and answers

12/03/2012

MEMO/12/175 Brussels, 12 March 2012 What is the smart mobility challenge of Vice-President Kallas? Journey planners are not new. They exist on a national and regional level across Europe. However, there are very few real integrated European journey planners ...

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Environment: Bologna wins European Mobility Week Award 2011

05/03/2012

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 5 March 2012 – The Italian city of Bologna has won the 2011 European Mobility Week Award. The city was judged by an independent panel of mobility experts to have done the best job in promoting clean alternatives ...

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