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World Maritime Day focuses on promoting effective implementation of IMO shipping conventions

Vice-President Siim Kallas, European Commissioner for Transport and Mobility, urged further international cooperation to encourage flag states to accede to and apply the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) global shipping conventions. The theme for the 2014 World Maritime Day on 25 September is 'IMO Conventions - effective implementation'. As delegates from the world's flag states gathered at the IMO to celebrate this event, Vice President Kallas recognised the need for global shipping regulation and enforcement and thanked the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization, Mr. Koji Sekimizu, for the good cooperation between the IMO and its partners and the European Commission so far.

€11.9 billion to improve European connections

The European Commission has on 11 September 2014 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.

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".

European Commission publishes first EU Transport Scoreboard

The European Commission has published today for the first time a scoreboard on transport in the EU. It compares Member State performance in 22 transport-related categories and highlights for most of these categories the five top and bottom performers. The Netherlands and Germany top the scoreboard with high scores in 11 categories, followed by Sweden, the UK and Denmark.

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Calls for tender

  • Origin/destination passenger travel flows by air29/10/2014

  • Road safety study for mid-term evaluation of the Policy orientations on road safety 2011-202005/09/2014

  • Services of technical support for the deployment of ERTMS along the core network corridors 25/08/2014

  • Service provision towards the development of a public European environmental modelling suite for aviation 20/08/2014

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