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Transport in the EU

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

MEPs back transport package to improve conditions for drivers
A European Parliament committee approved a deal Tuesday to reform the road transport sector with revised rules for posting of drivers, drivers' rest times and better enforcement of 'cabotage' rules.

20,000 young people set for free EU travel passes
Around 20,000 18-year-olds are set to receive a travel pass under the fourth and latest round of DiscoverEU, the opportunity to explore Europe which attracted some 75,000 applications from across Europe.

EU travellers still not aware of their passenger rights
Only 43% of EU citizens who have travelled by air, long-distance rail, coach, ship or ferry in the previous 12 months know that the EU has put in place rights for passengers, a Commission survey said Monday.

SAFE 360˚, the Safety in Aviation Forum for Europe - 2020
SAFE 360˚, the Safety in Aviation Forum for Europe - 2020, takes place in brussels on SAFE 360˚, the Safety in Aviation Forum for Europe - 2020

AUTOTRAC 2020
JRC AUTOTRAC 2020, the first autonomous vehicle traffic competition, takes place on March 30-31 at Ispra in Italy.

EU-Arab aviation summit
The EU-Arab Aviation Summit will be held in Beirut, Lebanon, at the Middle East Airlines Training & Conference Center, on 23-24 March 2020.

EV Charging Infrastructure Forum
In 2020, the 3rd Edition EV Charging Infrastructure Forum will be hosted by Porto, Portugal on May 21-22.

Stricter C02 emissions standards for new cars and vans come into force
A new EU Regulation setting stricter CO2 emission performance standards for new passenger cars and for new light commercial vehicles (vans) in the EU came into force on 1 January 2020.

Global level of marine fuels pollution cut from 1 January
From 1 January 2020, the maximum sulphur content of fuels from ships' combustion engines is reduced to 0.5% (down from 3.5%) - reducing air pollution and protecting health and the environment.

Gabon airlines taken off EU air safety blacklist
Airlines certified in Gabon were released from the EU's Air Safety List Monday following the country's improvements to aviation safety, but Armenia's Civil Aviation Committee comes under heightened scrutiny.

EU Air Safety List: air carriers restricted from operating within the European Union
The European Commission has updated the EU Air Safety List, the list of airlines that do not meet international safety standards and are therefore subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the EU.

New labelling for European tyres to save energy
A new tyre labelling scheme for car and trucks, provisionally agreed Wednesday by EU institutions, aims to increase consumer awareness and fuel savings, improve safety and decrease noise pollution.

New cars in EU will need advanced safety systems from 2022
New cars placed on the EU market from mid-2022 will have to be equipped with advanced safety systems, following adoption by the EU Council of a regulation on the general safety of motor vehicles.

DiscoverEU - background guide
Around 20,000 18-year-olds are receiving a travel pass under the fourth and latest round of DiscoverEU, which attracted some 75,000 applications from across Europe.

Free EU travel passes for 20,000 young people next summer
18-year-olds in the EU have until 28 November to apply for the latest round of DiscoverEU travel passes, launched Thursday, which give them the opportunity to travel across Europe for free.

EU, UN and Smurfs help clean up world's beaches
EU staff joined hands with local communities, and the Smurfs, on beaches across Europe and the world on Thursday, as part of the #EUBeachCleanUp campaign to clean up marine litter.

EU Beach Clean Up 2019
Every year millions of tons of trash end up in the ocean. By 2050 there could be more plastic than fish in the sea. Therefore, the European Union, the United Nations and the Smurfs are teaming up. For clean oceans and clean beaches. EU and UN offices all across the world will organise beach cleanup events together with local organisations, schools, etc.

Europe's satnav system reaches 1 billion smartphones
Galileo, Europe's satellite navigation system, reached 1 billion smartphone users worldwide Tuesday, as the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency reached its 15th anniversary.

Ryanair has to return EUR 8.5m illegal state aid: EU
France must recover EUR 8.5 million of illegal state aid made to Ryanair, the EU Commission said Friday, as regional marketing agreements at the airport of Montpellier are illegal under EU state aid rules.

Airbnb decides to conform to EU consumer rules
Following its negotiations with Airbnb, the EU Commission announced Thursday that the accommodation platform had improved and 'fully clarified' the way it presents offers to consumers.

State support for Peugeot plant in Spain comes under EU scrutiny
The EU Commission opened a probe Monday into whether Spain's granting EUR 20.7m of public support to PSA for investing in its existing car plant in Vigo, Spain is in line with EU rules on regional state aid.

EU funding to modernise air traffic management 'largely unnecessary': auditors
While the EU's regulation for the modernisation of air traffic management has added value, EU funding to support ATM projects was largely unnecessary, says the EU Court of Auditors in a report.

EU's Emergency Travel Document ready for take-off
EU ministers gave final approval Wednesday to consular protection for unrepresented EU citizens in third countries by simplifying the issuing of safe and widely accepted emergency travel documents.

Fuel prices
Whoever drives a car will have been confronted with the high cost of fuel.

Car insurance
Car insurance is one of the many the fixed monthly costs people have to pay.