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EU islands: call for action to overcome permanent handicaps

Plenary Session Regional policy04-02-2016 - 12:59
Cyprus Island sea coast  

MEPs urge the European Commission to take concrete steps to address the permanent handicaps that EU islands face and make full use of their potential, in a resolution voted on Thursday. The text also stresses the unique difficulties that southern insular regions face due to the increased migration flows and asks that special tax regimes should continue. (Read more: EU islands: call for action to overcome permanent handicaps )

 
A cargo harbour ©AP Images/ European Union-EP  

Draft rules to improve the transparency of public funding for key EU ports and common rules for ports wishing to restrict the number of service providers were approved by the Transport Committee on Monday. But the committee rejected a proposed “one size fits all” EU-wide free market access rule for suppliers of port services such as towage, mooring and pilotage. Ports themselves must be able to decide how their port services are organised, so as to ensure security and safety, say MEPs. (Read more: Ports: transport MEPs for clear public funding rules, but not free market access )

 

Uber: Transport MEPs discuss transport networking companies

Others Transport21-12-2015 - 11:08

The social, economic and legal aspects of transport networking companies like Uber were at the centre of a debate in the Transport and Tourism Committee on Monday. MEPs heard the views of Uber head of policy for Europe, Middle East and Africa, representatives of the European Transport Workers' Federation (ETF) and International Road Union (IRU) and European Commission. (Read more: Uber: Transport MEPs discuss transport networking companies )

 

To boost the EU's air transport economy, the EU needs to ensure a level playing field, while upholding high safety and social standards, says Parliament in a resolution passed on Wednesday and intended to feed into the Commission’s forthcoming aviation package. (Read more: EP calls for measures to boost EU aviation sector and fight unfair competition )

 

Develop satellite tracking of aircraft to improve safety and security, urge MEPs

Plenary Session Tourism / Transport29-10-2015 - 12:59

Satellite technology that could one day track aircraft anywhere, so as to enhance safety, prevent safety and security breaches and facilitate data recovery for crash investigations, should be allocated its own radio spectrum band, say MEPs in a resolution voted on Thursday. They urge the EU Commission to put the case for earmarking this satellite-specific band, in order to promote development work, at the November 2015 meeting of the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15) in Geneva. (Read more: Develop satellite tracking of aircraft to improve safety and security, urge MEPs )

 

Drones: guidelines for rules on commercial and recreational use and safety

Plenary Session Tourism / Transport29-10-2015 - 12:35

As commercial services using drones take off and their recreational use becomes ever more popular, it must be ensured that they pose no threat to public safety or personal privacy, said MEPs in a resolution passed on Thursday at the initiative of theTransport Committee. (Read more: Drones: guidelines for rules on commercial and recreational use and safety )

 

MEPs ask EU Commission to monitor investigations into car emission test fraud

Plenary Session Industry / Transport / Environment27-10-2015 - 15:23
Car's exhaust pipe  

Emissions testing fraud should be investigated thoroughly and those responsible should face appropriate sanctions, say MEPs in a resolution voted on Tuesday. They say that the EU emissions testing system should be strengthened to ensure that EU emission limits are respected and that vehicles exceeding these limits are discovered quickly. They also recommend considering whether to establish an EU-level surveillance authority. (Read more: MEPs ask EU Commission to monitor investigations into car emission test fraud )

 

MEP'erne godkender nye regler for pakkerejser tilpasset den digitale tidsalder

Plenarmøde Fri bevægelighed for personer / Turisme27-10-2015 - 13:51

Rejsende, der sammensætter deres pakkerejse på nettet bestående af flyrejse, hotel eller billeje og betaler samlet eller via forbundne hjemmesider, vil få samme beskyttelse, som hvis de havde købt rejsen gennem et traditionelt rejsebureau, ifølge nye regler, som MEP'erne stemmer om tirsdag. MEP'erne sikrede, at rejsende vil få bedre muligheder for at annullere et køb og få klar information om, hvem der er ansvarlig, hvis noget skulle gå galt på rejsen. (Læs mere: MEP'erne godkender nye regler for pakkerejser tilpasset den digitale tidsalder )

 

Parliament extends "package" holiday traveller protection

Free movement of persons / Tourism / Transport20-10-2015 - 10:05

Holidaymakers putting together their own “package” holidays from travel services sold on the internet or elsewhere need extra protection, as they are unlikely to get the same “all-in” cover as those buying from traditional travel agents, say MEPs. (Read more: Parliament extends "package" holiday traveller protection )

 

La Via om emissionsskandalen: "Vi ønsker en reel vurdering af emissionerne"

Andet Transport / Forbrugere / Miljø07-10-2015 - 10:35
Interview with Giovanni La Via  

Volkswagen, den tyske bilfabrikant, har erkendt, at mange millioner af dens biler, der er solgt verden over, har været udstyret med en speciel software for at snyde med emissionsværdier. Miljøudvalget beskæftiger sig med lovgivning om emissioner. Udvalgets formand, det italienske medlem af EPP-Gruppen, Giovanni La Via kræver en grundig undersøgelse af skandalen. Desuden bør reglerne om emissioner skærpes, og at der skal sikres et ordentligt tilsyn på EU-plan. (Læs mere: La Via om emissionsskandalen: "Vi ønsker en reel vurdering af emissionerne" )