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

Europe Digital Marketing Officer, Transport & Environment
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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.

Brussels signs landmark aviation agreements with China
The EU strengthened aviation relations with China Monday, signing an agreement on civil aviation safety and a horizontal aviation agreement in a boost for EU trade in aircraft and related products.

EU - China aviation agreements
The European Union and China signed on 20 May 2019 an agreement on civil aviation safety and a horizontal aviation agreement to strengthen their aviation cooperation.

Auditors review EU support for urban mobility
The European Court of Auditors is examining the effectiveness of EU action on improving the mobility of people in cities and densely populated areas, including progress in managing traffic congestion.

EU invests EUR 4 bn in large infrastructure projects
EUR 4 billion of EU funds is to be invested in 25 large infrastructure projects - in areas such as transport, research, environment and energy - in 10 Member States, the Commission announced Tuesday.

EU to invest EUR 421m in smart, green transport projects
The EU Commission is proposing investment of EUR 421 million in projects promoting digitalisation and fostering intelligent, safe and sustainable finance transport infrastructure projects in Europe.

Speed limiters to be mandatory in EU cars from 2022
Safety features such as speed limiters and advanced emergency-braking systems would need to be installed in new vehicles from May 2022, under Tuesday's provisional agreement by the EU institutions.

MEPs vote to end daylight saving time from 2021
2021 could be the last year with a seasonal time change in the EU following the European Parliament's vote Tuesday to end the practice of adjusting clocks by an hour in spring and autumn.

EU Transport Scoreboard
The 'EU Transport Scoreboard' is a benchmark comparing how EU Member States perform in 30 categories covering all aspects of transport. The goal of the Scoreboard is to help Member States identify areas requiring priority investment and action. The Scoreboard brings together data from a variety of public sources (such as Eurostat, the European Environment Agency and the World Economic Forum). It can be consulted either by country or by topic (Internal Market, Investment and Infrastructure, Energy Union and Innovation, People).

EU Transport Scoreboard 2019: progress on internal market low-emission mobility and road safety
The European Commission published on 19 March the 2019 edition of the 'EU Transport Scoreboard', a benchmark comparing how Member States perform in 30 categories covering all aspects of transport. The goal of the Scoreboard is to help Member States identify areas requiring priority investment and action.

EU paves way for safe operation of drones
The European Commission adopted common EU-wide rules for drones Tuesday, setting technical requirements and features and capabilities that drones must have in order to be flown safely.

Brussels adopts framework for intelligent transport
The EU Commission adopted Wednesday new rules stepping up the deployment of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems on Europe's roads, a key stage in enabling communication among vehicles.

New rules for connected, automated transport
The European Commission adopted on 13 March new rules stepping up the deployment of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) on Europe's roads.

EU hits car safety equipment suppliers with EUR 368m cartel fine
The EU Commission fined Autoliv and TRW EUR 368,277,000 for breaching EU antitrust rules Tuesday. Autoliv, TRW and Takata took part in two cartels to supply car seatbelts, airbags and steering wheels to European car producers.

EU and Qatar sign aviation agreement, first with a Gulf state
The EU Commission and the State of Qatar initialled Monday an aviation agreement - the first such agreement between the EU and a Gulf state, upgrading the rules and standards for flights between Qatar and the EU.

States confirm update of EU's common visa policy
EU states confirmed a plan to modernise the EU's common visa policy Wednesday, adapting the rules to growing security concerns, the challenges of migration and new opportunities offered by technological developments.

Europe to set first-ever CO2 emission reduction targets for trucks
The EU is set to reduce CO2 emissions of lorries, following a provisional deal between MEPs and the EU Council on new rules which set binding CO2 emission reduction targets for heavy-duty vehicles.

EU competition concerns put halt to Siemens-Alstom rail merger
The EU Commission put a halt to Siemens' proposed acquisition of Alstom Wednesday, saying remedies to concerns that it would harm competition in markets for railway signalling systems and high-speed trains were insufficient.