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New EU rules for safer and more environmental lorries

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The European Commission proposed new rules to allow manufacturers to develop more aerodynamic lorries which will reduce fuel consumption by 7-10%, cut emissions of greenhouse gases, and also enhance the safety of vulnerable road users.

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Commission welcomes vote of the European Parliament on groundhandling services

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The European Commission welcomed the vote of the European Parliament on groundhandling services at EU airports updating Directive 96/67/EC. With this vote, the Parliament is paving the way for negotiations with the Council and the Commission to overhaul the existing legislation dating from 1996.

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Public debate: boosting the market take-up of clean power vehicles

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The European Commission's Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport invites all interested parties to participate in a public debate on Clean Power for Transport, on 4 May 2013, during the Open Doors Day of the European Institutions.

The debate will take place on a hydrogen bus located at the entrance to the Berlaymont building, at 11 AM.

FREE ENTRANCE but the number of seats is limited, please register by e-mail: paolo.berrino@ec.europa.eu

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Public debate: do you know your passenger rights?

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Are you aware of your passenger rights when you travel by place, train, bus or even by boat? If not, you can participate to a Public Debate organised in occasion of the Open Doors of the European Institutions, on 4 May 2013.

The debate will take place at Cercle de Voyageurs (Rue des Grandes Carmes, 16-18, 1000 Bruxelles), at 15 PM.

FREE ENTRANCE, but places are limited. Please register at move-aprights@ec.europa.eu or by tel: 02 295 35 27.

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Speech - The future of transatlantic aviation and the EU-US partnership: in decline, or ready to lead global business?

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In his speech, Vice-President Siim Kallas discusses the importance of aviation in today's globalised world, and how the partnership EU-US still dominates the sector.

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Background

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Frequently asked questions: New EU rules for safer and greener lorries

With this Memo more explanations on what is the current situation, what are the current rules, what is the Commission proposing and some facts and figures about lorries in Europe.

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