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

EU outlines agenda for safe, clean, connected transport 17 May 2018, 21:09 CET
The EU Commission outlined a package of measures to modernise Europe's transport system Thursday, with a goal of safer traffic, less polluting vehicles and more advanced technological solutions.

Europe on the Move agenda for safe, clean and connected mobility 17 May 2018, 18:06 CET
The European Commission has set out measures to modernise Europe's transport system, aiming for safer traffic, less polluting vehicles and more advanced technological solutions.

New vans sold in Europe in 2017: large decrease in annual average CO2 emissions 17 May 2018, 17:51 CET
Average carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of new vans registered in the European Union (EU) in 2017 were 4.7% lower than in 2016, according to preliminary data published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA). This is the highest annual reduction reported since the regulation to reduce CO2 emissions from light-duty vehicles came into force in 2011.

New EU consular protection rules come into force 30 April 2018, 21:09 CET
From 1 May, EU citizens living or travelling outside the EU will get better benefit from consular protection in case of need, where their country of origin is not represented in the non-EU country they visit.

Consular protection for European Union citizens abroad 30 April 2018, 20:43 CET
Under EU law, as an "unrepresented EU citizen", you're entitled to help from any other EU Member State's embassy or consulate - under the same conditions as this EU country helps its own nationals. This website aims to provide you with general information about the right of unrepresented EU citizens to consular protection in third countries under the same conditions as the nationals of that EU country. It also helps you to find out whether your national state has an embassy or consulate in a given third country or territory. If you do not have an embassy or consulate in the country or territory where you are, it provides you with the contact details of embassies and consulates of other Member States that you might wish to contact to seek assistance.

After Dieselgate: Europe's car type approval rules tightened 23 April 2018, 20:48 CET
Stronger supervision of the European car approval system was voted in by the EU Parliament Thursday, giving the Commission the power to make sure manufacturers are no longer able to cheat on emissions.

Road safety in the EU 10 April 2018, 23:50 CET
All information, statistics and best practices as well as studies and project reports can be found on this Commission website.

Road safety targets unlikely to be met: EU report 10 April 2018, 23:53 CET
While 2017 showed an improvement in the number of fatalities on Europe's roads, reaching the EU's goal of halving road fatalities between 2010 and 2020 will be challenging, according to an EU report.

EU agrees rules to monitor and report CO2 emissions from heavy-duty vehicles 28 March 2018, 23:06 CET
The EU Parliament and Council reached a provisional agreement Tuesday on a Regulation for monitoring and reporting CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data from new heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs).

Northern European cities offer best living conditions: report 22 March 2018, 17:37 CET
Copenhagen and Bern offer the best living standards in the world for expatriates, according to a survey of the best and worst cities for air pollution, transport, personal security and cultural barriers.

International Forum on Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications - Smart Systems for Clean, Safe and Shared Road Vehicles (Berlin, Germany, from 11 September 2018, 09:00 CET to 12 September 2018, 18:00 CET) —
The International Forum on Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications (AMAA) will be held on 11-12 September 2018 in the Kaiserin Friedrich House, Berlin, Germany.

Airlines can be sued for compensation at destination: EU Court 08 March 2018, 13:10 CET
An airline operating only the first leg of a connecting flight in one EU Member State can be sued in the courts of the state of final destination for compensation for delays, the EU's top court ruled on Wednesday.

EU fines car parts, car carrier cartels EUR 546m 21 February 2018, 22:55 CET
The EU Commission fined Wednesday seven car supplying companies - shippers and suppliers of spark plug and braking systems - a total of EUR 546 million for taking part in four different cartels relating to cars.

EU Court upholds air freight forwarding cartel fines 02 February 2018, 00:41 CET
The European Court of Justice upheld Thursday fines imposed by the Commission on a number of companies for their participation in cartels in the international air freight forwarding services sector.

Uber is a transport company, rules EU's top Court 20 December 2017, 23:09 CET
Uber's taxi service to connect customers with non-professional drivers is covered by services in the field of transport, and is liable to national regulation, the European Court of Justice ruled on Wednesday.

Dieselgate: EU gains power over new car approvals 08 December 2017, 23:40 CET
The EU institutions reached a provisional agreement Thursday on reform of type-approval and market surveillance for motor vehicles, raising the quality and independence of car type-approval and testing.

Brussels updates EU Air Safety List 30 November 2017, 23:54 CET
The Commission updated the EU Air Safety List of non-European airlines that do not meet international safety standards Thursday, adding Venezuela's Avior Airlines to the list of banned airlines.

EU imposes fines of EUR 34m on seatbelt, airbag cartel 22 November 2017, 18:36 CET
The EU Commission imposed fines of EUR 34 million Wednesday on five car safety equipment suppliers to Japanese car manufacturers in the European Economic Area for breaching EU antitrust rules.

Driving Clean Mobility: Questions & Answers 08 November 2017, 16:55 CET
The European Commission proposed on 8 November 2017 new targets for the EU fleet wide average CO2 emissions of new passenger cars and vans to help accelerate the transition to low- and zero emission vehicles.

EU sets out new 2030 targets for clean cars 08 November 2017, 17:08 CET
The European Commission proposed new targets for EU fleet-wide average CO2 emissions of new passenger cars and vans Wednesday, in a bid to accelerate transition to low- and zero emission vehicles.

Safer sea travel as EU adopts rules on passenger ships 24 October 2017, 13:39 CET
Tougher safety rules and standards for passengers ships in Europe were given the final go-ahead by EU ministers Monday, as they adopted three directives to simplify and improve passenger safety.

The Escape Industry: How Iconic and Innovative Brands Built the Travel Business 05 October 2017, 18:04 CET
The Escape Industry, by Mark Tungate, explores the evolution of the travel industry and the lessons we can take away from some of the world's leading brands. He explores the origins of these companies, and asks what it is that has enabled them to thrive, whilst others have failed and disappeared. The book explores the beginnings of some of travel's most iconic brands, including Thomas Cook, AirBnB, The Ritz,, British Airways and Ryanair. Studded with exclusive interviews and alive with incidents and anecdotes, The Escape Industry takes readers on a journey into the past, and the future, of a fascinating industry in a way that will appeal to business leaders, marketers, travel industry professionals and anyone who has an interest in travel as a consumer.

EU Tourism Policy 29 September 2017, 00:06 CET
EU policy aims to maintain Europe's standing as a leading destination while maximising the industry's contribution to growth and employment and promoting cooperation between EU countries, particularly through the exchange of good practice. The EU's competence in the tourism is one of support and coordination to supplement the actions of member countries.

Modernisation of European rail passenger rights 28 September 2017, 22:48 CET
The European Commission announced on 28 September 2017 that it is updating the European rules on rail passenger rights to better protect train travellers in case of delays, cancellations or discrimination.

Europeans start to roam like at home 27 September 2017, 23:17 CET
Europeans are aware of new EU mobile roaming rules and have started changing their habits when travelling abroad, a survey conducted after the first summer without the charges shows.