The future of European road transport
Speech from Vice-President Siim Kallas, Commissioner for transport, "Building a sustainable and efficient future for European road transport"
I'm sure that you don't need me to tell you the challenges and constraints faced today by European transport - and by road vehicle manufacturers in particular.
We know the main problem areas: climate change, congestion, global competition, dependence on oil. These issues are not about to go away. At the same time, transport demand can be expected to rise in the foreseeable future.
Speech from Vice-President Siim Kallas, Commissioner for transport, "Bridging transport's financing gap: fair charging for the road ahead"
I am delighted to be here with you today to explain how I see the challenges facing Europe's road sector in the years ahead and how we can best tackle them.
Our transport network, built up over many generations, has allowed the EU to become a world leader in export industries, manufacturing and logistics.