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How safe are your roads? Commission road safety statistics show small improvement for 2014

Following two years of solid decreases in the number of people killed on Europe's roads, the first reports on road deaths in 2014 are disappointing. According to the figures released today, the number of road fatalities has decreased by approximately 1% compared to 2013. This follows on the 8% decrease in 2012 and 2013. The figures reveal a total of 25 700 road deaths in 2014 across all 28 Member States of the EU. Whilst this is 5700 fewer than in 2010, it falls short of the intended target decrease.

Commissioner Bulc and Transport Ministers of the Alpine states sign declaration to promote sustainable transport in the region

On 19 and 20 March 2015, Commissioner Bulc met in Innsbruck with the Transport Ministers of the seven Alpine States – Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Switzerland and Liechtenstein to discuss the development of transport solutions across the Alpine region. Central to the discussions was the question on how to solve growing mobility needs without increasing negative effects on local people's living conditions and the unique natural heritage.

Public consultation on an aviation package for improving the competitiveness of the EU Aviation sector

The purpose of this public consultation is to consult all interested parties on possible measures that can reinforce the competitiveness of the EU aviation sector:

• The EU aviation sector serves passengers and EU businesses and has a hugely positive impact on our economy and on the life and mobility of EU citizens and businesses.

• Aviation plays a crucial role for delivering on the priorities of the Juncker Commission and wider strategic policy priorities of the EU.

• The global landscape of aviation is changing rapidly, thereby creating challenges but also opportunities for the EU's aviation sector.

Rail Passenger Rights: protection of passengers still far from reality, shows Commission report

In the past five years, only four Member States have fully applied the Regulation on rail passenger rights, while 22 have granted exemptions to varying degrees, shows a report published by the European Commission. The report also stresses that the extensive exemptions have led to legal insecurity for both passengers and the rail industry. Looking at the future, the report findings show that only one more Member State will fully apply the rules. A level playing field for railway undertakings and a high level of protection for passengers in the EU is therefore still far from a reality.

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Calls for tender

  • Study on the possible introduction of an electronic tag as a supplement or a replacement of the wheel mark in marine equipment 31/12/2014

  • Management, development and update of the Eltis Web portal 24/12/2014

  • Management of the European alternative fuels observatory 19/12/2014

  • Study on permitting and facilitating the preparation of TEN-T core network projects in particular waterborne projects and cross-border projects 15/12/2014

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