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

The Future of Tourism in the EU (Brussels, from 12 April 2018, 10:00 CET to 12 April 2018, 16:30 CET) —
The Future of Tourism in the EU: Fostering Sustainability and Digitisation takes place in Brussels on 12 April 2018.

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, Lastminute.com, 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.

EU fines VW's Scania EUR 880m for trucks cartel 28 September 2017, 18:01 CET
The EU Commission fined Scania EUR 880 million Wednesday for breaking EU antitrust rules by taking part in a truck pricing cartel and passing on new technologies costs to meet stricter emission rules.

EU Court rejects Ryanair claim to Irish law for crew 14 September 2017, 22:51 CET
The European Court of Justice ruled against Ryanair Thursday in its battle to consider its cabin crew as Irish under Irish law in a case of air crew against Ryanair and its temporary staff agency Crewlink.

Brussels approves German rescue aid to Air Berlin 05 September 2017, 00:26 CET
The EU Commission endorsed Monday under state aid rules Germany's plans to grant Air Berlin a temporary EUR 150m bridging loan to allow for the orderly wind-down of the insolvent airline.

Tougher car emissions tests start in EU 05 September 2017, 00:27 CET
New car models have to pass new and more reliable emissions tests in real driving condition as well as an improved laboratory test, before they can be driven on European roads from 1 September.

New mandatory car emissions tests 31 August 2017, 17:23 CET
From 1 September 2017, new car models have to pass new and more reliable emissions tests in real driving conditions ("Real Driving Emissions" – RDE) as well as an improved laboratory test ("World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure" – WLTP) before they can be driven on European roads.

Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology (Rome, Italy, from 30 January 2018, 00:00 CET to 31 January 2018, 00:00 CET) —
SMi Group is proud to announce the third annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference will be held in Rome from the 30th-31st January 2018.

Belgian airlines aid broke state aid rules, says EU 18 July 2017, 22:42 CET
Public support granted by Belgium to three airlines flying from Brussels airport gave them an unfair advantage over other airlines, in breach of EU state aid rules, the EU Commission concluded Tuesday.

Brexit threatens UK flights to EU 27, says Ryanair boss 13 July 2017, 23:47 CET
There could be no flights between the United Kingdom and the EU-27 immediately after Brexit, Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary warned at meeting of the European Parliament's transport committee Tuesday.

Brussels approves Peugeot acquisition of Opel 06 July 2017, 12:35 CET
The European Commission gave its unconditional approval to the acquisition of Opel by Peugeot Wednesday, concluding that the transaction raised no competition concerns in the relevant markets.

EU Court delivers another blow to Uber service 04 July 2017, 16:42 CET
Uber, the taxi app for smartphones, again found itself on the wrong side of the EU's top Court Tuesday when its Advocate-General said France could ban it for "illegal exercise of transport activities".

EU fines car lighting systems cartel EUR 27m 21 June 2017, 23:11 CET
The European Commission fined Automotive Lighting and Hella a total of EUR 27 million Wednesday for participating in a cartel concerning the supply of vehicle lighting systems in the European Economic Area.

Brussels boost for Europe's aviation sector 08 June 2017, 22:44 CET
The European Commission pressed ahead with implementation of its 'Aviation Strategy for Europe' Thursday with a series of measures in support of open and connected aviation markets in the EU.

Aviation Strategy 08 June 2017, 15:44 CET
The Aviation Strategy is a milestone initiative to generate growth for European business, foster innovation and let passengers profit from safer, cleaner and cheaper flights, while offering more connections. The Strategy contributes directly to EU priorities of Jobs and Growth, Digital Single Market, Energy Union and the EU as a global actor.