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29 June 2010

Towards a European common charger for electric vehicles
VP Tajani

The European Standardisation Organisations bodies (CEN-CENELEC and ETSI) will develop a common charging system for electric cars, scooters and bicycles. European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani has handed on 29 June 2010 a European Commission mandate for the development of the relevant standard to the Presidents of the standardization organisations.

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Clean Vehicles Strategy will drive competitiveness and sustainability

 

The EU�s proposed Clean Vehicles Strategy will help enhance the sustainability and global competitiveness of the European automotive industry, while increasing the number of sustainable mobility options for European citizens and meeting their growing demand for more environmentally friendly cars.

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VP Tajani on Corporate Social Responsibility

 
corporate social responsibility © Itestro

VP Tajani spoke before the Leaders' Summit of the UN Global Compact on the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility. EU objectives for next year will include: greater emphasis on company transparency, implementation of the United Nations Framework on business and human rights and promote easier access to medicines after their marketing authorisation.

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Tourism: keeping Europe the world's top destination

 

Keeping Europe the world's top tourist destination is the objective of a Communication tabled by the European Commission today.



With 370 million international arrivals in 2008, Europe has more than 40% of the global figure - a position which needs to be retained.



However the fast changing worldwide economy impacts on the tourism sector with some important changes concerning tourist behaviour and markets of origin.



While flagging challenges such as seasonality and an aging population, the Commission document outlines a policy that aims at supporting this essential sector of the European economy and proposes initiatives to promote its competitiveness, its sustainable and quality-based development and the visibility of Europe as an outstanding tourist destination.







European destinations face increasing competition from other global destinations.



On the other hand Europe can also attract tourists from emerging markets willing to spend their vacation over here.

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