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News and information about the European Union's transport policies.

EU Court rejects Ryanair claim to Irish law for crew 14 September 2017, 22:51 CET
The European Court of Justice ruled against Ryanair Thursday in its battle to consider its cabin crew as Irish under Irish law in a case of air crew against Ryanair and its temporary staff agency Crewlink.

Brussels approves German rescue aid to Air Berlin 05 September 2017, 00:26 CET
The EU Commission endorsed Monday under state aid rules Germany's plans to grant Air Berlin a temporary EUR 150m bridging loan to allow for the orderly wind-down of the insolvent airline.

Tougher car emissions tests start in EU 05 September 2017, 00:27 CET
New car models have to pass new and more reliable emissions tests in real driving condition as well as an improved laboratory test, before they can be driven on European roads from 1 September.

New mandatory car emissions tests 31 August 2017, 17:23 CET
From 1 September 2017, new car models have to pass new and more reliable emissions tests in real driving conditions ("Real Driving Emissions" – RDE) as well as an improved laboratory test ("World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure" – WLTP) before they can be driven on European roads.

Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology (Rome, Italy, from 30 January 2018, 00:00 CET to 31 January 2018, 00:00 CET) —
SMi Group is proud to announce the third annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference will be held in Rome from the 30th-31st January 2018.

Belgian airlines aid broke state aid rules, says EU 18 July 2017, 22:42 CET
Public support granted by Belgium to three airlines flying from Brussels airport gave them an unfair advantage over other airlines, in breach of EU state aid rules, the EU Commission concluded Tuesday.

Brexit threatens UK flights to EU 27, says Ryanair boss 13 July 2017, 23:47 CET
There could be no flights between the United Kingdom and the EU-27 immediately after Brexit, Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary warned at meeting of the European Parliament's transport committee Tuesday.

Brussels approves Peugeot acquisition of Opel 06 July 2017, 12:35 CET
The European Commission gave its unconditional approval to the acquisition of Opel by Peugeot Wednesday, concluding that the transaction raised no competition concerns in the relevant markets.

EU Court delivers another blow to Uber service 04 July 2017, 16:42 CET
Uber, the taxi app for smartphones, again found itself on the wrong side of the EU's top Court Tuesday when its Advocate-General said France could ban it for "illegal exercise of transport activities".

EU fines car lighting systems cartel EUR 27m 21 June 2017, 23:11 CET
The European Commission fined Automotive Lighting and Hella a total of EUR 27 million Wednesday for participating in a cartel concerning the supply of vehicle lighting systems in the European Economic Area.

Brussels boost for Europe's aviation sector 08 June 2017, 22:44 CET
The European Commission pressed ahead with implementation of its 'Aviation Strategy for Europe' Thursday with a series of measures in support of open and connected aviation markets in the EU.

Aviation Strategy 08 June 2017, 15:44 CET
The Aviation Strategy is a milestone initiative to generate growth for European business, foster innovation and let passengers profit from safer, cleaner and cheaper flights, while offering more connections. The Strategy contributes directly to EU priorities of Jobs and Growth, Digital Single Market, Energy Union and the EU as a global actor.

Europe on the Move: Questions & Answers 01 June 2017, 00:47 CET
The European Commission's new 'mobility package' is an initiative to modernise European mobility and transport. The aim is to help the sector to remain competitive in a socially fair transition towards clean energy and digitalisation.

EU 'mobility package' targets road transport 01 June 2017, 00:59 CET
The Commission laid out plans Wednesday to modernise European mobility and transport, aiming for a transition to clean energy and digitalisation that is 'social fair' as well as remaining competitive.

Dieselgate: EU states agree stricter rules on car emissions 29 May 2017, 23:36 CET
Nearly two years after the VW car emissions scandal, EU Member States came to an agreement Monday to reform the system of type-approval and market surveillance for motor vehicles.

MEPs greenlight online films and TV while abroad 18 May 2017, 22:29 CET
The European Parliament gave the green light Thursday to new rules enabling EU citizens with subscriptions for online films and TV series to access this content while temporarily in another EU country.

Uber still needs licences: EU Court advisor 11 May 2017, 18:47 CET
The innovative Uber electronic taxi platform is required to obtain necessary transport licences under national law, a European Court advocate general made clear in an opinion Thursday.

New cars fall behind EU's fuel efficiency target 20 April 2017, 22:44 CET
The fuel efficiency of new cars sold in the EU improved last year but at the smallest annual improvement recorded over the last decade, according to provisional data from the European Environment Agency.

Screening of comparison websites in the travel sector 08 April 2017, 23:14 CET
While it becomes more and more common to book hotels and flights online, consumers are encountering a growing number of problems with online travel services. These services are now among the most frequent consumer complaints according to the European Consumer Centres.

Online hotel booking under EU scrutiny 07 April 2017, 00:18 CET
The European Commission and ten national competition authorities published a report on competition in the online hotel booking sector Thursday, highlighting the impact of antitrust enforcement measures.

Clean up act on car emissions, MEPs tell EU 04 April 2017, 17:08 CET
The European Commission and EU Member States need to act swiftly to improve car emissions tests and checks on new cars on EU roads, Euro-MPs said in recommendations voted on Tuesday.

2016 road safety statistics 29 March 2017, 23:03 CET
European roads remain the safest in the world: in 2016, the EU counted 50 road fatalities per one million inhabitants, against 174 deaths per million globally.

Road deaths toll improves but EU targets may not be met 29 March 2017, 13:54 CET
Road safety statistics released Tuesday by the European Commission show a drop of 2 per cent in the number of fatalities recorded across the EU in 2016, which may not be enough to meet targets set for 2020.

Students get Brussels ticket to discover Europe 29 March 2017, 15:40 CET
A new one-off initiative under the Erasmus+ exchange programme, unveiled Monday by the EU Commission, will enable around 5,000 young people to travel to another EU country in a sustainable manner.

Data plan to make European sea travel safer 22 March 2017, 00:18 CET
The registration of ship passengers in the EU is set to be digitalised to give search and rescue services immediate access to information on the people on board, following draft agreement by the EU Council.