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

Indonesian airlines removed from EU blacklist 15 June 2018, 00:53 CET
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 12 June 2018, 19:08 CET
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 13 June 2018, 17:15 CET
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 14 June 2018, 16:53 CET
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 08 June 2018, 00:04 CET
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 25 May 2018, 00:08 CET
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 24 May 2018, 23:59 CET
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 12 June 2018, 19:06 CET
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 24 May 2018, 15:49 CET
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 23 May 2018, 22:14 CET
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 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.