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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 )

 

MEPs adapt package travel rules to the digital age

Plenary Session Free movement of persons / Tourism27-10-2015 - 13:43
Travel packages  

Package holidays, consisting of a flight, hotel or car-hire and purchased online for an all-in price or through linked webpages, will get the same protection as packages bought in travel agencies under rules voted by MEPs on Tuesday. MEPs ensured that travellers will have more options to cancel a contract and get clear advance information on who is ultimately responsible if something goes wrong. (Read more: MEPs adapt package travel rules to the digital age )

 

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 fuq l-iskandlu tal-emissjonijiet tal-karozzi: "Irridu valutazzjoni reali"

Oħrajn Trasport / Konsumatur / Ambjent09-10-2015 - 12:41
Interview with Giovanni La Via  

Il-manifattur Ġermaniż tal-karozzi Volkswagen ammetta li diversi miljuni mill-karozzi li biegħ fid-dinja kellhom tagħmir apposta li jqarraq bit-testijiet tal-emissjonijiet sabiex jidhru li jniġġsu inqas. Fil-PE l-leġiżlazzjoni dwar l-emissjonijiet hi r-responsabilità tal-Kumitat għall-Ambjent. Il-president tiegħu, il-Membru Taljan tal-PPE, Giovanni La Via, qalilna li jeħtieġ investigazzjoni bir-reqqa, tisħiħ tar-regoli dwar l-emissjonijiet u sorveljanza xierqa fil-livell tal-UE. (Aqra iktar dwar dan: La Via fuq l-iskandlu tal-emissjonijiet tal-karozzi: "Irridu valutazzjoni reali" )