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Common transport policy: overview

01-02-2018

Transport policy has been one of the EU’s common policies for more than 30 years. Alongside the opening-up of transport markets and the creation of the Trans-European Transport Network, the ‘sustainable mobility’ model will take on even greater importance between now and 2020 — particularly in view of the constant rise in greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector, which threatens to jeopardise the European Union’s efforts to achieve its climate goals.

Transport policy has been one of the EU’s common policies for more than 30 years. Alongside the opening-up of transport markets and the creation of the Trans-European Transport Network, the ‘sustainable mobility’ model will take on even greater importance between now and 2020 — particularly in view of the constant rise in greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector, which threatens to jeopardise the European Union’s efforts to achieve its climate goals.

International and cabotage road transport

01-02-2018

Following the adoption of various items of EU legislation, both international and cabotage road haulage and passenger transport services have been gradually liberalised.

Following the adoption of various items of EU legislation, both international and cabotage road haulage and passenger transport services have been gradually liberalised.

Road transport: harmonisation of legislation

01-02-2018

It is impossible to create a single European market for road transport without harmonising the relevant legal provisions in force in the Member States. The measures adopted by the EU are of a fiscal, technical, administrative and social nature.

It is impossible to create a single European market for road transport without harmonising the relevant legal provisions in force in the Member States. The measures adopted by the EU are of a fiscal, technical, administrative and social nature.

Road traffic and safety provisions

01-02-2018

The EU has set itself the goal of creating a European road safety area in the decade spanning 2010-2020. Competence in this field is principally national. The EU is therefore focusing its measures on vehicle conditions, the transport of dangerous goods and the safety of road networks.

The EU has set itself the goal of creating a European road safety area in the decade spanning 2010-2020. Competence in this field is principally national. The EU is therefore focusing its measures on vehicle conditions, the transport of dangerous goods and the safety of road networks.

Rail transport

01-02-2018

EU rail transport policy is geared towards the creation of a Single European Railway Area. Three packages and a recast were adopted in the space of 10 years following the opening-up of the railway sector to competition in 2001. A fourth package, designed to complete the Single European Railway Area, was adopted in April 2016 (the technical pillar) and in December 2016 (the market pillar).

EU rail transport policy is geared towards the creation of a Single European Railway Area. Three packages and a recast were adopted in the space of 10 years following the opening-up of the railway sector to competition in 2001. A fourth package, designed to complete the Single European Railway Area, was adopted in April 2016 (the technical pillar) and in December 2016 (the market pillar).

Air transport: market rules

01-02-2018

The setting up of the Single Aviation Market in the late 1990s has profoundly transformed the air transport industry and has greatly contributed to the strong growth in air transport in Europe over the past twenty years.

The setting up of the Single Aviation Market in the late 1990s has profoundly transformed the air transport industry and has greatly contributed to the strong growth in air transport in Europe over the past twenty years.

Air transport: Single European Sky

01-02-2018

The single European sky initiative is aimed at increasing the efficiency of air traffic management and air navigation services by reducing the fragmentation of European airspace. By its nature, this ongoing initiative is pan-European and open to neighbouring countries.

The single European sky initiative is aimed at increasing the efficiency of air traffic management and air navigation services by reducing the fragmentation of European airspace. By its nature, this ongoing initiative is pan-European and open to neighbouring countries.

Aviation safety

01-02-2018

Common rules, which have gradually been extended to cover the entire aviation sector, guarantee a uniform, high level of safety[1] throughout the internal market in air transport.

Common rules, which have gradually been extended to cover the entire aviation sector, guarantee a uniform, high level of safety[1] throughout the internal market in air transport.

Maritime transport: strategic approach

01-02-2018

European regulations on maritime transport focus on the application of the principle of free movement of services and the correct application of competition rules, while ensuring a high level of safety, good working conditions and environmental standards.

European regulations on maritime transport focus on the application of the principle of free movement of services and the correct application of competition rules, while ensuring a high level of safety, good working conditions and environmental standards.

Maritime transport: traffic and safety rules

01-02-2018

EU directives and regulations have, over the past few years, greatly improved safety standards in sea transport. The improvements were brought about especially by the three legislative packages adopted in the wake of the Erika and Prestige disasters.

EU directives and regulations have, over the past few years, greatly improved safety standards in sea transport. The improvements were brought about especially by the three legislative packages adopted in the wake of the Erika and Prestige disasters.

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