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The next TRAN meeting will take place from Monday 1 December 15:00 p.m. to Tuesday 2 December 18:30 p.m. in Brussels in P1A002 (Paul-Henri Spaak building). The meeting will be webstreamed.
Please note that the meeting of 20 November has been cancelled.
Briefings on commitments made at the hearing by Commissioners-designate
Violeta Bulc - Commissioner for Transport
Karmenu Vella  - Commissioner for Environment, Maritime and Fisheries
Jyrki Katainen - Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness

Hearing on Transport accessibility and connectivity in Central and Eastern Europe

The TRAN Committee will hold a hearing on 02.12.14 from 15:00-18:30 in meeting room P1A002 (Paul-Henri Spaak building). Three panels of experts have been invited to make the presentations.
If you wish to attend, please send an email to tran-secretariat@europarl.europa.eu by 27.11.14.

Exchange of views with Commissioner Bulc

The TRAN Committee will host an exchange of views with Violeta Bulc, Commissioner for Transport, in the next TRAN Committee meeting on 02.12.14 from 09:15-11:00.
The discussion can be followed on the TRAN website by webstreaming.

Cross-border exchange of information on road safety

The Commission proposal aims at improving road safety by providing the Member States with mutual access to each other's vehicle registration data. This would allow them to identify drivers when they commit traffic offences abroad.
There will be a consideration of amendments in the TRAN Committee meeting on 01.12.14, and will be followed by a vote the next day.

Presentation of the amended 2014 CEF Transport Work Programmes

CEF annual and multi-annual work programmes specify the set of priorities and the total amount of financial support to be committed for each of these priorities in a given year.
The European Commission will present the amended 2014 CEF Transport Work Programmes on 01.12.14 from 15:00-16:00.

Presentation and responsibilities
Committee responsible for:
1. matters relating to the development of a common policy for rail, road, inland waterway, maritime and air transport, in particular:
(a) common rules applicable to transport within the European Union,
(b) the establishment and development of trans-European networks in the area of transport infrastructure,
(c) the provision of transport services and relations in the field of transport with third countries,
(d) transport safety,
(e) relations with international transport bodies and organisations;
(f) the European Maritime Safety Agency, the European Railway Agency, the European Aviation Safety Agency and the SESAR Joint Undertaking;
2. postal services;
3. tourism.
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Welcome to the website of the Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN).

Here you can find information about the members and work of the committee which I have been chairing since 7 July 2014.
When legislation on transport, tourism or postal services is being formulated under the Ordinary Legislative Procedure, the TRAN committee acts as an equal partner with the Council.
The aim of our work is to ensure mobility while at the same time protecting the climate. After all, transport is not only responsible for 24% of all CO2 emissions in the EU but it has also increased its emissions by 28% since 1990. Over the same period, households were able to reduce their emissions by 24%, and industry by as much as 32%. Without changes in mobility, we shall therefore not be able to halt climate change.
We need an effective and reliable infrastructure, fair rules for the whole transport sector, the highest standards of safety and binding rights for people travelling in Europe.
The Committee on Transport and Tourism recognised this long ago, and strives to guarantee clean, safe and affordable mobility in Europe – particularly across borders.
Michael Cramer