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As of today roaming charges in the European Union will no longer apply. “The European Union is about bringing people together and making their lives easier. The end of roaming charges is a true European success story.”
The Council agreed on a general approach on a proposal to increase regulatory oversight and price transparency for cross-border parcel delivery services. Ministers also adopted two sets of conclusions: on the priorities for the EU's maritime transport policy up to 2020 and on road safety.
The European Commission is today delivering on its ambitious Aviation Strategy for Europe by adopting a series of measures to further support open and connected aviation markets in the European Union and beyond.
The European Commission is today taking action 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.
Parliament approved new rules allowing EU citizens to access online subscription content while abroad. EU citizens with subscriptions for online films and TV will soon be able to access their content while temporarily in another EU country.
The fact that diesel cars’ nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions are much higher in real driving conditions than in laboratory tests was known to the EU member states and Commission over a decade ago. They should now act swiftly to improve tests and checks on new cars on EU roads, say MEPs.
The 2016 road safety statistics released today by the Commission show a drop of 2% in the number of fatalities recorded across the EU last year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Plans for more ambitious national caps on emissions of key pollutants by 2030, including NOx, particulates and sulphur dioxide, won the support of MEPs.
The Commission is today proposing to establish a European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) to strengthen security checks on visa-free travellers.
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.
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.
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.
The Commission presents a package of measures to accelerate the transition to low-carbon emissions in all sectors of the economy in Europe.
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).