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‘Alarming gap’ in global response to #COVID-19 says #IRU

‘Alarming gap’ in global response to #COVID-19 says #IRU

| March 27, 2020

Last week, world road transport organization IRU launched a global call for immediate and concerted action by governments and global organisations to ensure the flow of goods keeps moving and to stabilize mobility networks. Having reached out to over 30 key international organisations and institutions worldwide, our calls are unfortunately largely unanswered. IRU Secretary General […]

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Hi-tech cooperation between #China and #EU has huge potential

Hi-tech cooperation between #China and #EU has huge potential

| February 9, 2020

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), sometimes referred to as the New Silk Road, is one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects ever conceived. Launched in 2013 by President Xi Jinping, the vast collection of development and investment initiatives would stretch from East Asia to Europe, significantly expanding China’s economic and political influence – writes […]

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#ConnectingEuropeFacility – €1.4 billion to support sustainable transport projects

#ConnectingEuropeFacility – €1.4 billion to support sustainable transport projects

| October 17, 2019

The European Commission has launched a call worth €1.4 billion to support key transport projects through the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), the EU’s central funding instrument for infrastructure networks. The investment will help build missing connections across the continent, while focusing on sustainable transport modes. Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc said: “To accelerate decarbonisation and contribute to the completion […]

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Commission launches Road Safety Exchange project with 12 member states and announces winners of #2019RoadSafetyAwards

Commission launches Road Safety Exchange project with 12 member states and announces winners of #2019RoadSafetyAwards

| October 11, 2019

The European Commission and member states have committed to the target of reducing fatalities and serious injuries on the roads by 50% between 2020 and 2030. The European Commission constantly underlines this commitment and yesterday launched a unique and EU-funded road safety project bringing together twelve member states to share ideas for improving road safety […]

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#MobilityPackage – The last chapter for the European Union?

#MobilityPackage – The last chapter for the European Union?

| September 2, 2019

I was born two years after the criminal system of Communism had been overthrown in Poland. That happened for the very first time in world history. For readers from the western Europe, communism is just one of many ideologies. For readers from Eastern Europe, those behind the ‘Iron Curtain’, there is almost 50 years of […]

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Auditors checking if #EURoadNetwork is on track

Auditors checking if #EURoadNetwork is on track

The European Court of Auditors is conducting an audit of EU support for the network of roads connecting member states and regions. The auditors will examine whether the European Commission’s actions and funding are ensuring that member states remain on track to complete the network on time and improve connectivity for citizens. The auditors have […]

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MEPs approve new #CO2Emissions limits for trucks

MEPs approve new #CO2Emissions limits for trucks

| April 23, 2019

The first ever EU regulation on CO2 emissions for trucks and lorries was approved by Parliament last week, in an effort to curb rising road transport emissions. The new legislation, informally agreed between MEPs and the Romanian Presidency of the Council in February, was adopted with 474 votes in favour, 47 against and 11 abstentions. […]

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