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#CohesionPolicy – Portugal’s important suburban train line modernized

#CohesionPolicy – Portugal’s important suburban train line modernized

| July 10, 2020

The European Commission has approved €50 million of financing from the Cohesion Fund to modernize the 25 km-rail line between Lisbon and Cascais, a very important suburban line serving tens of thousands of commuters daily. Works include installing new electrical infrastructure, signalling and control systems aiming at making train journeys safer and more energy efficient. […]

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Trans-European Transport Network #TEN-T – Commission welcomes provisional agreement simplifying administrative procedures

Trans-European Transport Network #TEN-T – Commission welcomes provisional agreement simplifying administrative procedures

| June 10, 2020

The European Commission welcomes the provisional agreement reached by Parliament and Council on 8 June on measures speeding up the completion of the trans-European transport network (TEN-T). Transport Commissioner Adina Vălean said: “The completion of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) is essential for the functioning of the single market, the digitalisation of transport and the […]

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#Coronavirus – Commission proposes measures to provide relief and flexibility to #Transport sector

#Coronavirus – Commission proposes measures to provide relief and flexibility to #Transport sector

| April 30, 2020

The Commission has adopted a package of measures to support companies in the aviation, rail, maritime and road sectors to deal with the consequences of the coronavirus outbreak. They will ease the regulatory burden and reduce costs for transport companies and may be followed by more proposals in the coming weeks. Transport Commissioner Adina Vălean said: […]

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Commission approves €6 million ofpublic support to promote shift of freight transport from road to rail in #Poland

Commission approves €6 million ofpublic support to promote shift of freight transport from road to rail in #Poland

| March 31, 2020

The European Commission has approved, under EU state aid rules, an individual aid measure to encourage the shift of freight transport from road to rail in the Polish southeastern province of Podkarpackie. The aid takes the form of a €6 million direct grant to the logistic company Treeden Group Sp.z o.o. The aid will contribute […]

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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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COVID-19: Commission welcomes member states’ support to minimize traffic disruptions in EU

COVID-19: Commission welcomes member states’ support to minimize traffic disruptions in EU

| March 19, 2020

EU transport ministers, gathered in an informal videoconference meeting yesterday, reiterated their support to the Commission’s guidelines on border measures to ensure a smooth flow of essential goods, and maintain a coordinated approach. The list of actions presented by the Commission include the free movement of transport workers, ‘green corridors’ – priority lanes for freight transport, […]

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#MobilityPackage – Transport Committee backs deal with EU ministers

#MobilityPackage – Transport Committee backs deal with EU ministers

| January 23, 2020

Mobility package: Transport MEPs approve deal on road transport sector reform A deal between Parliament and Finnish Presidency negotiators on reforming the road transport sector was approved by the Transport and Tourism Committee on Tuesday (21 January). The revised rules for posting of drivers, drivers’ rest times and better enforcement of cabotage rules (i.e. transport of […]

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