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‘Europe will not be made all at once, or according to a single plan.It will be built through concrete achievementswhich first create a de facto solidarity.’ Robert Schuman 9 May 1950

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Miguel Arias Canete and Konrad Mizzi © EU
27/02/2017 - Energy, environment and climate / Transport and travel

Ministers gave their first reactions to the Commission's extensive legislative package "Clean Energy for all Europeans". The Council also heard the Commission's presentation of its recent report on the State of the Energy Union.

03/02/2017 - Energy, environment and climate / Consumer affairs and public health / Transport and travel
Two trains © EU
14/12/2016 - Transport and travel

Public contracts to supply domestic passenger rail services in EU countries will normally have to be put out to tender under new rules backed by Parliament.

Person holding cash and person holding passport © EU
08/12/2016 - Justice and citizens’ rights / Transport and travel

The Action Plan provides clear recommendations for Member States to tackle the phenomenon of travel document fraud and outlines a comprehensive set of actions for the Commission to take.

Violeta Bulc, member of the European Commission © EU
05/12/2016 - Energy, environment and climate / Transport and travel

The Council held a policy debate on the proposal for a regulation concerning measures to safeguard the security of gas supply. It also adopted a general approach on new rules for wholesale roaming markets in the EU and agreed its position on the revision of safety rules for civil aviation.

Fumes from car exhaust © EU
23/11/2016 - Consumer affairs and public health / Transport and travel

Plans for more ambitious national caps on emissions of key pollutants by 2030, including NOx, particulates and sulphur dioxide, won the support of MEPs.

EU-Karte und Grafik © EU
27/10/2016 - Transport and travel

The European Commission 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.

Violeta Bulc © EU
07/10/2016 - Consumer affairs and public health / Transport and travel

The European Commission welcomes the landmark agreement reached yesterday by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), with the adoption of a Global Market-Based Measure (GMBM) to reduce international aviation emissions.

Ein Mann an einer automatisierten Grenzkontrolle am Flughafen Lissabon © EU
07/09/2016 - Justice and citizens’ rights / Security and defence / Transport and travel

The European Commission is proposing to establish a single EU certification procedure for aviation security screening equipment to enhance the competitiveness of the EU security industry, as previously announced on 20 April when setting out the way forward towards the achievement of an effective and genuine EU Security Union.

19/07/2016 - Business, taxation and competition / Economy and the euro / Transport and travel
Violeta Bulc & Jyrki Katainen © EU
17/06/2016 - Economy and the euro / Transport and travel

Today the European Commission is firmly delivering on President Juncker's top priority of creating jobs and boosting growth in the European Union, by unveiling a list of 195 transport projects that will receive €6.7 billion of funding under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).

10/06/2016 - Consumer affairs and public health / Transport and travel
Ms Violeta Bulc and Ms Melanie Schultz Van Haegen © EU
07/06/2016 - Transport and travel

The Council adopted mandates which will enable the Commission to launch negotiations on comprehensive air transport agreements with four key partners: the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Turkey. 

Passenger ferry in the port of Igoumenitsa, Greece © EU
06/06/2016 - Consumer affairs and public health / Transport and travel

Today the Commission has adopted a number of legislative proposals to simplify and improve the common rules on safety of ships carrying passengers in EU waters. The update is a response to lessons learnt, including from accidents, and technological developments.

Two trains © EU
20/04/2016 - Transport and travel

The European Commission welcomes the agreement reached yesterday evening by the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers of the EU on the Fourth Railway Package.

Passenger holding airplane ticket and passport © EU
14/04/2016 - Justice and citizens’ rights / Transport and travel

The new directive regulating the use of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data in the EU for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of terrorist offences and serious crime was approved by Parliament.

Ships and symbol of a compass © EU
05/04/2016 - Food, farming and fisheries / Consumer affairs and public health / EU regional and urban development / Transport and travel

The money is available under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and divided in calls for proposal focusing on the key areas where the European Union can have the biggest impact: skills, creativity and technology.

Violeta Bulc © EU
31/03/2016 - Statistics / Transport and travel

The 2015 road safety statistics published today by the European Commission confirm that European roads remain the safest in the world despite a recent slowdown in reducing road fatalities.

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