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This initiative concerns proposed changes to the existing EU rules on the deployment of intelligent transport systems (ITS) in road transport. The objective of the proposal is to expand the scope of the existing EU rules to cover new and emerging challenges and to make essential ITS services mandatory across the EU. The proposal seeks to resolve problems stemming from the lack of interoperability and continuity of the existing applications and services, but also from the low level of availability ...

The European Parliament and the Council as co-legislators have adopted changes to Directive 1999/62/EC on the charging of heavy goods vehicles for the use of certain infrastructure (known as the Eurovignette Directive). Vignettes for heavy goods vehicles will have to be phased out across the core trans-European transport network from 2030 and replaced by distance-based charges (tolls). With a number of other changes, this should help make road pricing fairer and more efficient. The European Commission ...

In July 2021, the European Commission put forward the 'fit for 55' package of legislative proposals, aimed at ensuring the success of the European Green Deal. The FuelEU Maritime regulation is one of these proposals and, together with four other proposals, it seeks to steer the EU maritime sector towards decarbonisation. In the European Parliament, the Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN) leads the work on this file. On 4 April 2022, the rapporteur Jörgen Warborn put forward his draft report ...

The current EU rules provide to haulage companies the possibility to use hired vehicles, but also allow Member States to restrict this. As part of the 2017 road transport mobility package, the European Commission proposed to soften the existing restrictions and establish a uniform regulatory framework, which would give transport operators across the EU equal access to the market for hired goods vehicles. As co-legislators, the European Parliament and the Council have agreed new rules in October 2021 ...

Under the current EU rules, haulage companies can use hired vehicles, but Member States can also restrict this. In 2017, the European Commission proposed to soften these restrictions. During its April plenary session, the European Parliament will consider in second reading the adapted rules agreed with the Council. These would give transport operators more flexibility while maintaining some restrictions.

To support its economy, provide mobility for people and goods and ensure connectivity of all regions while also limiting negative impacts on climate and environment, the EU has been building a multimodal transport network across its territory: the trans-European transport network (TEN T). The TEN T policy is based on 2013 Union guidelines that defined the technical requirements for the planned transport infrastructure and the network layout. Network construction is also supported through EU funding ...

In response to Russia’s unjustified invasion of Ukraine, the European Union has adopted unprecedented new sanctions. These included a ban of all Russian aircraft from its airspace, to which Russia reacted by banning all EU airlines from its skies. While the full weight of these decisions is only starting to be felt, the implications of the conflict for EU transport are much larger and include steep increases in fuel prices, interruptions to supply chains and the need to ensure the safe return of ...

To benefit from the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF), the unprecedented EU response to the crisis triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, Czechia has decided to use the grant component of its national allocation, without requesting loans. The targeted resources total €7 036 million and represent 1 % of the entire RRF. They amount to 3.1 % of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2019 (the RRF being 5.2 % of EU-27 GDP in 2019). To receive this support, Czechia has prepared a National ...

To address the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, the EU has put in place an unprecedented temporary recovery instrument, Next Generation EU (NGEU). Its main spending tool is the Recovery and Resilience Facility, worth €723.8 billion (in current prices). While EU countries differ both in terms of their pre-coronavirus situations and in terms of Covid-19-related impacts, they can all seize the opportunity to kick-start their economies with this financial injection. To access funding under the ...

In 2017, as part of a mobility package aimed at making road transport more sustainable, the European Commission proposed to review the Eurovignette Directive and adapt the rules on charging heavy goods vehicles. Parliament is expected to vote during its February plenary session on the agreement reached in trilogue.