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No. 38 - 17 December 2010

  • Less freight transport through the Alps in 2009
  • New rail bridge between Strasbourg and Kehl operational thanks to EU funding
  • EU and Jordan sign air transport agreement

No. 37 - 9 December 2010

  • Vice-President Kallas welcomes Paris Airports' achievements in reducing CO2 emissions
  • EU signs air transport agreement with Georgia for integration into the European common aviation market
  • New website to identify greener and more efficient vehicles
  • Market support for clean and energy-efficient vehicles
  • Air transport: Single European Sky performance targets agreed; will lead to savings of more than one billion euro

No. 36 - 2 December 2010

  • Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Switzerland sign agreement towards the Single European Sky
  • More rights for passengers travelling by bus and coach
  • Transport Council: Ministers consider cross-border traffic offences, air cargo security and progress towards a European rail traffic management system
  • The EU action plan on air cargo security
  • Road transport: Better enforcement of social legislation
  • Vice-President Kallas discusses the future of road transport at a conference with the industry
  • Road safety: EU crackdown on drivers committing traffic offences abroad
  • New call for tender: The continuation of the transport research knowledge centre

No. 35 - 25 November 2010

  • Vice-President Kallas visits Poland to discuss transport priorities for upcoming presidency
  • Commission welcomes improvements to national legislation in Austria, France and Portugal; reduces scope of infringements
  • Commission updates EU list of banned air carriers
  • Vice-President Kallas welcomes progress on enhanced cooperation between EU and Russia in transport
  • New video on "High-speed lines.A journey through Europe"
  • New rights for passengers travelling by water

No. 34 - 18 November 2010

  • Competition: EU Commission and US Department of Transportation publish joint report on transatlantic alliances

No. 33 - 11 November 2010

  • EU Aviation Security Experts meeting in Brussels
  • Air cargo security

No. 324 November 2010

  • European maritime transport space without barriers - Short Sea Shipping
  • Brochure on High-speed Europe – A sustainable link between citizens

No. 31 - 28 October 2010

  • Commission proposes updated mandate of the European Maritime Safety Agency
  • Commission takes Austria and Ireland to Court for failure to implement EU rules on dangerous goods
  • Commission asks Hungary to ensure fair access to ground handling at Budapest airport
  • Commission launches infringement procedures against France, Germany, Austria and Finland over agreements with Russia on Siberian overflights
  • Transport Commissioner congratulates Brussels Airport for carbon achievement commitments
  • Vice-President Kallas to attend summit on how to improve competitiveness of European aviation industry
  • Transport: Commission reviews funding for 92 major Trans-European Networks infrastructure projects

No. 30 - 21 October 2010

  • New Aviation Platform to address challenges for the European aviation sector
  • New European legislation to boost rail freight
  • Commission welcomes the breakthrough in the east tube of the Gotthard base tunnel and congratulates Switzerland
  • Road charging: Heavy lorries to pay for costs of air and noise pollution
  • EU to negotiate an ambitious air transport agreement with Brazil

No. 29 - 14 October 2010

  • Better road safety: European Road Safety Days 2010
  • Breakthrough in Climate Change talks at UN Aviation Body

No. 28 - 7 October 2010

  • EU and Vietnam sign off on a deal that will boost air transport
  • EU-USA co-operation in transport

No. 27 - 1 October 2010

  • Maritime transport: Commission requests Italy to ensure that port dues are not discriminatory
  • Road transport: Commission requests Italy and Luxembourg to apply EU road safety and social standards
  • Air Transport: Commission acts to ensure fair access to ground handling market

No. 26 - 23 September 2010

  • Commission welcomes European Parliament vote endorsing new rules for investigation and prevention of air accidents
  • Road Transport: Common social standards between the EU and its neighbouring countries
  • Commission sets out measures to improve rail services

No. 25 - 16 September 2010

  • European Mobility Week 2010: "Travel Smarter, Live Better"
  • Informal Council Meeting to enhance waterborne transport role in the EU transport and logistic chain
  • Maritime safety: new EU rules to "name and shame" shipping companies with poor safety records
  • Commission prepares major improvement of technical inspections of ships in European ports

No. 24 - 9 September 2010

  • Commission adds two Ghanaian airlines to the EU list of air carriers subject to an operating ban
  • Results available on the public consultation Access to the groundhandling market at EU airports
  • Public consultation on the impact assessment for a possible revision of Council Regulation (EEC) 95/93 on common rules for the allocation of slots at Community airports

No. 23 - 29 July 2010

  • Implementation of Commission Regulation on Digital Tachographs
  • Commission adopts key regulation needed to create Single European Sky
  • Single European Sky II

No. 22 - 22 July 2010

  • Europeans call for more action on road safety in survey
  • Road Safety: Commission outlines measures to halve road deaths by 2020
  • Road Safety

No. 21 - 15 July 2010

  • Commission welcomes European Parliament approval for maritime passenger rights
  • e-Maritime

No. 20 - 8 July 2010

  • Commission launches campaign to inform passengers about their rights
  • Commission updates list of airlines banned from European airspace
  • Commission welcomes European Parliament’s approval of new legislation lessening the administrative burden for the maritime sector
  • Commission welcomes European Parliament approval of new legal framework for Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Intelligent Transport Systems

No. 19 - 1 July 2010

  • Commission launches campaign to inform passengers about their rights
  • Passenger Rights

No. 18 - 24 June 2010

  • Siim Kallas welcomes the signature of the Second Stage EU–US "Open Skies" agreement
  • Airport services: infringement proceedings against Malta
  • Rail services: Commission legal action against 13 Member States for failing to fully implement first railway package
  • Commission supports international campaign to reduce fatal accidents at level crossings
  • Commission and US agree to cooperate on civil aviation research and development
  • Open Skies Agreement

No. 17 - 17 June 2010

  • Commission examines the use of security scanners at EU airports
  • Speech by Vice-President Siim Kallas at Future perspectives of the European Maritime Transport Policy International Shipping Conference in Copenhagen
  • Road Safety Newsletter 2: On the MOVE for safer road in Europe
  • Security Scanners

No. 16 - 10 June 2010

  • Creation of a secretariat for the Northern Dimension Partnership for Transport and Logistics
  • Key European transport projects given boost at TEN-T Days
  • Commission appoints three new coordinators for the Trans-European Transport Network
  • TEN-T Days

No. 15 - 3 June 2010

  • Commission questions Italy, Poland and Germany over implementation of technical standards and safety provisions on EU inland waterways
  • Commission sends a formal request to Ireland on port state control
  • Commission requires Denmark, Lithuania, Luxembourg and the Netherlands to ensure opening of their international passenger transport markets
  • Infringements proceedings

No. 14 - 27 May 2010

  • EU and Latin America agree to strengthen cooperation in civil aviation
  • European measures to minimise disruption caused by volcanic ash
  • Consultation on the future of TEN-T
  • Notice of call for proposals with a view to obtaining grants in the field of transport (MOVE/SUB/01-2010) (Deadline 15 September 2010)
  • Call for tenders: Study on a new emission test for diesel at roadworthiness test using NO/NO2 (Deadline: 30 June 2010)

No. 13 - 20 May 2010

  • Road transport: Commission releases handbook of best practice on secure truck parking
  • €172 million in funding available for Trans-European Transport Network infrastructure projects
  • Rail market

No. 12 - 13 May 2010

  • TEN-T DAYS 2010: Trans-European Transport Networks
  • Passenger transport

No. 11 - 6 May 2010

  • European Commission proposes to open the aviation market with Brazil
  • Transport of dangerous goods: Commission sends reasoned opinions to five Member States
  • Rail transport: Commission warns Bulgaria over lack of implementation of the 'first rail package'
  • Air transport: Commission requires Austria to ensure implementation of safety checks for aircraft using its airports
  • Maritime safety: Commission sends a reasoned opinion to Malta on port state control
  • Emergency calls: Commission welcomes growing Member State endorsement for eCall in-car system
  • Commission launches a public consultation on the future of the Trans-European Transport Network
  • Study on the situation and perspectives of the rail market
  • EU response to the ash cloud crisis

No. 10 - 29 April 2010

  • Transport: EU updates aviation security rules to simplify and improve procedures
  • Volcanic ash cloud crisis: Commission outlines response to tackle the impact on air transport
  • Public consultation on the EU e-Maritime initiative
  • Studies on the European Electronic Toll Service
  • Use of Intelligent Transport Systems in the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T)
  • Call for tender: Study on the European railway vehicles and infrastructure databases (deadline 7 June 2010)
  • Call for tender: Study on harmonised collection of European data and statistics in the field of urban transport and mobility (deadline 10 June 2010)
  • Call for tender: Study on urban freight transport (deadline 10 June 2010)
  • Public consultation: Access to Traffic and Travel data - Universal Traffic Information (deadline 18 June 2010)

No. 9 - 22 April 2010

  • Volcanic ash cloud: President Barroso launches European Commission action to address economic consequences
  • Conference to debate to debate innovation for sustainable mobility in Europe
  • Hydrogen and fuels cells for transport

No. 8 - 15 April 2010

  • Upcoming TEN-T events
  • Transport infrastructure: Extending the networks beyond the EU
  • Call for tender: Framework contract for the provision of meeting rooms and related services in Brussels (Deadline: 19 May 2010)

No. 7 - 8 April 2010

  • European unmanned aircraft systems conference
  • Using Network Statements to improve rail infrastructure
  • Call for tender: Annual analyses of the European air transport market

No. 6 - 1 April 2010

  • Commission updates the list of airlines banned from the European airspace
  • European Commission attends ICAO air safety conference
  • Breakthrough in EU–US second-stage Open Skies negotiations: Vice-President Kallas welcomes draft agreement
  • EU and Turkey initial civil aviation agreement
  • NAIADES Action Programme (2006-2013)
  • Call for tender: Framework contract for services related to information and communication activities. Deadline 3 May 2010

No. 5 - 25 March 2010

  • Commission takes important step towards optimising the use of European airspace
  • Report evaluates air passenger rights regulation
  • Meeting on Short Sea Shipping and Motorways of the Sea
  • ERTMS - European Rail Traffic Management System

No. 4 - 18 March 2010

  • Air Transport: Commission requires the Czech Republic and Greece to ensure implementation of safety checks of aircraft using their airports
  • Air Transport: Commission sends a formal request to Germany to ensure fair access for service providers to ground handling markets at major airports
  • Poland fully opens up its 'airside' ground handling market in response to Commission action
  • EU-JORDAN: a common Aviation Area to be gradually implemented
  • Companies are invited to apply for Marco Polo funding to fight road congestion and make freight transport greener
  • Conference on Urban Mobility
  • New call for tender: Framework contract for impact assessments and evaluations ('ex ante', intermediate and 'ex post') in the field of transport. Deadline 31 May 2010.

No. 3 - 11 March 2010

  • Welcome word by Director-General Matthias Ruete
  • The Commission urges the Member States to ensure measures to prevent maritime piracy are applied
  • Georgia to gradually integrate into the European common aviation market
  • European Parliament enquires about first railway package
  • Memo on air safety: new EU rules to strengthen air accident investigations
  • Memo on negotiations on a second stage EU–US "Open Skies" agreement and existing first stage air services agreement
  • European Aviation Safety Strategy Conference

No. 2 - 4 March 2010

  • Single European Sky: Europeans commit to a greener, safer and more performant aviation in the Madrid Declaration
  • Single European Sky
  • No new public consultations or calls for tender were published this week
  • Seminar "Piracy and armed robbery at sea: How best to protect seafarers?"

No. 1 - 25 February 2010

  • Siim Kallas Vice-President of the Commission, responsible for Transport, remarks on rail safety to the plenary session of the European Parliament Plenary session of the European Parliament
  • Frequently Asked Questions: railway accident in Hal, Belgium
  • Selection of “Associate Partner(s) of SESAR Joint Undertaking Members"
  • Updated list of the airports referred to in the Directive 96/67/EC on access to the groundhandling market at Community airports
  • Public consultation on air passenger rights