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Driving Clean Mobility: Questions & Answers by EUbusiness — last modified 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.
Europe on the Move: Questions & Answers by EUbusiness — last modified 01 June 2017, 00:47 CET
The European Commission's new 'mobility package' is an initiative to modernise European mobility and transport. The aim is to help the sector to remain competitive in a socially fair transition towards clean energy and digitalisation.
2016 road safety statistics by EUbusiness — last modified 29 March 2017, 23:03 CET
European roads remain the safest in the world: in 2016, the EU counted 50 road fatalities per one million inhabitants, against 174 deaths per million globally.
EU drone policy by EUbusiness — last modified 01 December 2016, 14:53 CET
Drones are seen as representing an important opportunity for Europe's aeronautical manufacturing industry, especially for SMEs, and for the many aviation and non-aviation businesses that will be able to integrate drones into their activities, and increase their efficiency and competitiveness. Today's aviation rules are however not adapted to drones whose full economic potential will only be unleashed if a number of legitimate concerns are addressed, the first of which is safety. That is why the European Commission proposed to set up an EU-wide framework for drones.
EU Transport Scoreboard 2016 by EUbusiness — last modified 27 October 2016, 18:05 CET
The European Commission has published the 2016 edition of the "EU Transport Scoreboard", a benchmark which compares how Member States perform in 30 categories covering all aspects of transport.
New Entry-Exit System for non-EU nationals at EU borders by EUbusiness — last modified 06 April 2016, 19:16 CET
The European Commission presented on 6 April a revised proposal for a Regulation on the establishment of an Entry-Exit System to speed-up, facilitate and reinforce border check procedures for non-EU nationals travelling to the EU. The Entry-Exit System will modernise external border management by improving the quality and efficiency of controls and support Member States with the increasing numbers of travellers entering and exiting the EU. The legislative proposal is part of the broader 'Smart Borders Package', addressing the role of information systems in enhancing external border management, internal security and the fight against terrorism and organised crime.
2015 road safety statistics by EUbusiness — last modified 31 March 2016, 18:34 CET
The 2015 road safety statistics published by the European Commission on 31 March confirm that European roads remain the safest in the world despite a recent slowdown in reducing road fatalities.
EU finance for new express roads in Poland to overcome bottlenecks in trans-European infrastructure by EUbusiness — last modified 17 March 2016, 15:46 CET
The European Commission approved on 17 March ten major projects worth EUR 3.3 billion for the construction of approximately 330km of new express roads in Poland. The projects will receive contributions from the Cohesion Fund of EUR 1.2 billion and EUR 493 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
New rules for safer and cleaner cars by EUbusiness — last modified 27 January 2016, 16:09 CET
The European Commission legislative proposals on 27 January to ensure car manufacturers comply strictly with all EU safety, environmental and production requirements.
2015 EU Transport Scoreboard by EUbusiness — last modified 23 November 2015, 17:22 CET
The European Commission published on 20 November the second edition of the "EU Transport Scoreboard", which compares how Member States perform in 29 transport categories. The objective of the Scoreboard is to help Member States identify areas requiring priority investments and actions, in order to create a Single European Transport Area with high standards, notably in terms of sustainability. This is seen as essential to the deepening of the internal market and to the shift towards a low-carbon economy, two priorities of the Commission.
Galileo, the EU's satellite navigation programme by EUbusiness — last modified 30 March 2015, 11:24 CET
Galileo, the EU's satellite navigation programme, has placed two more satellites into orbit. The lift-off took place on 27 March at 22.46 CET from the European spaceport near Kourou in French Guiana.Signals confirm that they were positioned as expected.
New EU rules for safer and more eco-friendly lorries by EUbusiness — last modified 11 March 2015, 18:25 CET
The European Parliament gave its final approval on 10 March to new EU rules for safer and more eco-friendly lorries (Directive 2013/0195), put forward by the Commission. These rules will allow manufacturers to develop more aerodynamic lorries which will reduce fuel consumption by 7-10%, cut emissions of greenhouse gases, and also enhance road safety.
Access City Award 2015 for disabled-friendly cities by EUbusiness — last modified 04 December 2014, 11:04 CET
The 2015 Access City Award has been won by the Swedish city of Borås, the European Commission announced on 3 December. The Award recognises Borås's comprehensive and strategic approach to creating an accessible city for all; a good example of local action to help removing the many barriers that people with disabilities still face in their daily life.
Clean fuels for transport directive by EUbusiness — last modified 30 September 2014, 15:46 CET
New EU rules were adopted on 29 September to ensure the build-up of alternative refuelling points across Europe with common standards for their design and use, including a common plug for recharging electric vehicles. Member States must set and make public their targets and present their national policy frameworks by end-2016.
2014 European Mobility Week by EUbusiness — last modified 16 September 2014, 14:02 CET
Over 2000 European towns and cities are expected to participate in the 13th edition of European Mobility Week, an annual European campaign about getting around town in a sustainable way. Starting today, national and local campaigners are organising various events. The aim of this year's European Mobility Week, with the slogan "Our streets, our choice", is to encourage citizens to 'reclaim' urban spaces to create the city they want to live in.
GALILEO, the EU's satellite navigation programme by EUbusiness — last modified 26 August 2014, 17:18 CET
Galileo, the EU's satellite navigation programme, on 21 August sent two more satellites into space, reaching a total number of 6 satellites in orbit. The lift-off took place at the European spaceport near Kourou in French Guiana. The launch marked another milestone for Galileo as a step towards a fully-fledged European-owned satellite navigation system. These two satellites are the first of a new series which is fully owned by the EU. With the addition of a new wave of such satellites to the existing array, the availability and coverage of the Galileo signal is expected to gradually improve and bring us a step closer to the fully operational phase of the programme. The satellites launched, Doresa and Milena, were named by two schoolchildren who won an EU wide drawing competition to name them.
"Going Abroad" app by EUbusiness — last modified 26 June 2014, 21:58 CET
What is the speed limit on Spanish motorways? Do I need to wear a helmet when I cycle in Sweden? What safety equipment must I always have in the car when driving in Slovakia? From now on, holiday makers do not need to spend a lot of time searching for this information. They can have it at hand wherever they are with the European Commission's new smartphone app "Going Abroad".
EU Transport Scoreboard by EUbusiness — last modified 10 April 2014, 22:13 CET
The first ever EU Transport Scoreboard compares the performance of EU Member States in 22 transport-relevant categories and highlights for most categories the five top and bottom performers. Its aim is to give a snapshot of the diversity of Member State performance in transport matters across Europe and to help Member States identify and address shortcomings. The scoreboard brings together data from a variety of sources (such as Eurostat, the European Environment Agency, the World Bank and the OECD).
Remotely Piloted Aviation Systems, or drones by EUbusiness — last modified 08 April 2014, 19:16 CET
The European Commission has proposed to set tough new standards to regulate the operations of civil drones (or "remotely piloted aircraft sytems" – RPAS). The new standards will cover safety, security, privacy, data protection, insurance and liability. The aim is to allow European industry to become a global leader in the market for this emerging technology, while at the same time ensuring that all the necessary safeguards are in place.
Urban mobility package by EUbusiness — last modified 19 December 2013, 21:48 CET
The European Commission is stepping up its support to towns and cities in a new "urban mobility package" adopted on 17 December. The Commission will reinforce the exchange of best practice, provide targeted financial support and invest in research and development. In addition, it is encouraging the development of "sustainable urban mobility plans" to stimulate a shift towards cleaner and more sustainable transport in urban areas.