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Europe’s railways: On track to the future

Europe’s railways: On track to the future

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Siim Kallas, speaking at InnoTrans 2014 – Berlin, 23 September 2014 “This is my third time to speak at Innotrans – an event that has fast become known as the largest rail industry event in the world. Thank You very much for inviting me back to Berlin. In my first speech four years ago I […]

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Transport: €11.9 billion to improve European connections

Transport: €11.9 billion to improve European connections

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Today (11 September) the European Commission has invited member states to propose projects to use €11.9 billion of EU funding to improve European transport connections. This is the largest ever single amount of EU funding earmarked for transport infrastructure. member states have until 26th February 2015 to submit their bids. The funding will be concentrated along nine […]

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Aviation safety: Parliament Committee vote puts at risk key measures to improve aviation safety

Aviation safety: Parliament Committee vote puts at risk key measures to improve aviation safety

Following the Transport Committee’s vote on 30 September to reject proposals to improve crew protection against fatigue, Vice-President Siim Kallas said: “This vote puts at risk key measures to improve aviation safety. Safety is the first priority for the EU and the sole objective of this revision. Pilot fatigue is a very serious issue and […]

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Commission signs €4 million grant for sustainable urban mobility

Commission signs €4 million grant for sustainable urban mobility

| September 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

On 30 September, the European Commission today signed a grant agreement worth €4 million with a consortium of 14 European research institutes, associations and consulting companies — including 10 SMEs — for a three-year project known as Civitas Capital. Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas, responsible for transport, said: “This grant demonstrates the continued commitment of the […]

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European Commission, Lithuanian EU Presidency and IRU agree to co-operate on growth creation

European Commission, Lithuanian EU Presidency and IRU agree to co-operate on growth creation

| September 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Discussions at the 3rd IRU/EU Road Transport Conference on 16 September centred on further improving efficiency in road transport. There was agreement that effective solutions to today’s challenges will help stimulate growth. Participants also called for international trade facilitation agreements such as the UN TIR Convention to be fully respected by all signatories. The 3rd IRU/EU […]

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Environment: Mobility Week envisages cleaner air through alternative urban transport

Environment: Mobility Week envisages cleaner air through alternative urban transport

| September 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

More than 2,000 European towns and cities are expected to participate in the 12th edition of European Mobility Week, which begins today (16 September). This year the week runs until 22 September under the slogan ‘Clean air – It’s your move!’. The campaign raises awareness about the impact of transport on local air quality, and […]

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Making better use of Europe’s waterways

Making better use of Europe’s waterways

| September 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

On 10 September, the European Commission today announced new measuresto get more freight onto Europe’s rivers and canals. Barges are amongst the most climate-friendly and energy efficient forms of transport but currently they only carry about 6% of European cargo each year. The new proposals intend to realise the unused potential of Europe’s 37,000 km […]

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