Tag: transport

The EU’s Achilles heel? #Transport infrastructure

The EU’s Achilles heel? #Transport infrastructure

| November 23, 2018

In a bid to halt the encroachment of Chinese companies into European markets, the EU is seeking to restrict foreign direct investment (FDI) by implementing a rigorous screening framework designed to identify any substantive threats to the bloc’s critical infrastructure or technologies, with transport one of the most acute ones. The information-exchange system would alert […]

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#EIB approves €6 billion backing for business, transport, health and housing investment

#EIB approves €6 billion backing for business, transport, health and housing investment

| November 16, 2018

Hospital patients in France and the Netherlands, commuters in Poland, Spain, France and India, and energy consumers in Bulgaria, Greece and the Gambia will all benefit from investment in new projects approved by the European Investment Bank (EIB). At their monthly meeting in Luxembourg on 13 November the board of the EIB agreed €6 billion […]

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#EUAuditors to examine #FoodSafety policy

#EUAuditors to examine #FoodSafety policy

| February 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

The European Court of Auditors (ECA) is conducting an audit of EU food safety policy. The auditors will examine whether the EU’s food safety model is soundly based and, when put into practice, keeps food products consumed in the EU safe from chemical hazards. They have also published a background paper on EU food safety […]

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Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (#CEPA) marks a fresh start for EU-Armenia relations

Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (#CEPA) marks a fresh start for EU-Armenia relations

| November 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

On On 24 November, the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between Armenia and the European Union was signed at the occasion of the 5th Eastern Partnership Summit. The Agreement, the first one signed by the EU with an EAEU member country, was thoroughly negotiated for 15 months and initialled in March 2017.  “This is […]

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#Airbus become majority partners in #Bombardier C Series, currently being challenged by US Commerce Department

#Airbus become majority partners in #Bombardier C Series, currently being challenged by US Commerce Department

| October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Airbus and Bombardier are to become partners on the C Series aircraft programme. A corresponding agreement was signed today (17 October). The agreement brings together Airbus’ global reach and scale with Bombardier’s newest, state-of-the-art jet aircraft family, positioning both partners to fully unlock the value of the C Series platform and create significant new value […]

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#AirPassengerTransport in EU: Record number of air passengers carried at almost 1 billion in 2016

#AirPassengerTransport in EU: Record number of air passengers carried at almost 1 billion in 2016

| October 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

In 2016, 972.7 million passengers travelled by air in the European Union (EU), up by 5.9% compared with 2015 and by 29.1% compared with 2009. Over this period, air passenger transport has steadily risen in the EU. Full text available on EUROSTAT website

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#SecurityandDefence: Significant progress to enhance Europe’s resilience against hybrid threats – more work ahead

#SecurityandDefence: Significant progress to enhance Europe’s resilience against hybrid threats – more work ahead

The European Commission and the High Representative, on 19 July, were reporting on actions taken and next steps to implement the 2016 Joint Framework on countering hybrid threats. The Communication contributes to the creation of a European Union that protects, as promised by President Juncker in the 2016 State of the Union speech. It builds […]

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