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

BMW, Daimler, VW group in EU collusion probe on clean emission technology
The EU Commission opened an investigation Tuesday into whether BMW, Daimler and VW colluded to avoid competing on the development of technology to clean the emissions of petrol and diesel cars.

VW yet to guarantee post-dieselgate emissions repairs
VW is yet to guarantee its emissions repairs do not affect its cars' performance, the EU Commission said Tuesday in its conclusions on the 8.5 million car recalls made after the 'dieselgate' scandal.

Brussels warns Airbnb over pricing policy
The EU Commission and consumer authorities called on online accommodation marketplace Airbnb Monday to align its terms and conditions with EU consumer rules and to be transparent on pricing.

ITS Forum 2018 - Traffic Management in a changing world
This European event will take place on 14-15 November 2018 in The Netherlands.

Tariffs would damage US car industry, EU warns Trump
Imposing tariffs on imports of EU cars would damage US trade and its own car industry, the European Union warned Monday in formal comments to the United States Department of Commerce.

Indonesian airlines removed from EU blacklist
The Commission cleared all Indonesian air carriers from the EU Air Safety list Thursday, as it introduced a warning system for air traffic controllers to prevent unsafe aircraft entering European airspace.

DiscoverEU travel passes
As of 12 June (12:00 CEST) until 26 June, (12:00 CEST) young people can apply for a ticket giving them the opportunity to discover their continent from July 2018 until the end of October 2018.

15,000 Discover EU travel passes up for grabs
From today until 26 June, young people have the opportunity to apply for a DiscoverEU ticket which gives them the opportunity to discover the European continent from July 2018 until the end of October 2018.

Euro-MPs back deal to keep skies safe from drones
Member of the European Parliament gave their backing Tuesday to EU-wide principles for drones and drone operators with a view to ensuring a common level of safety and to update aviation safety rules.

MEPs look to tackle drivers' working time fraud
MEPs on the European Parliament's Transport Committee voted Monday to update EU rules on road transport, to fight illegal practices and to help improve the employment conditions of drivers.

Commission proposal to amend the Motor Insurance Directive
The European Commission proposed on 24 May to strengthen EU rules on motor insurance to better protect victims of motor vehicle accidents and improve the rights of insurance policyholders.

Free EU rail pass for 18-year-olds
DiscoverEU, a pilot project enabling 15,000 young people to travel free around Europe by train this summer, is to be rolled out by the EU Commission, acting on a European Parliament proposal.

DiscoverEU travel pass
Are you 18 years old? Are you up for an adventure? If yes, get ready to explore Europe by joining DiscoverEU, an initiative of the European Union allowing around 15,000 young people to receive a travel pass for this summer.

EU adopts new car type-approval and emissions testing system
The EU adopted Wednesday a regulation to reform the type-approval and market surveillance system for motor vehicles in the EU, modernising the current system and improving control tests on car emissions.

Cannabis use and road safety - frequently asked questions
What is the impact of cannabis use on driving? Do edible and smoked cannabis products affect drivers in the same way? How should the law deal with drivers who take cannabis for medical reasons? These are among the questions addressed today in a new policy briefing on cannabis and driving, published by the EU drugs agency (EMCDDA) and the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA).

EU outlines agenda for safe, clean, connected transport
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.