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UK TRANSPORT AND BREXIT NEWS & VIEWS NO. 130

Mark’s EU Week for Transport  Welcome to the latest Mark’s Week! This week we analyse three big EU issues and how they impact on the trade, transport and tourism sectors. And we’ll do all that without the waffle! Finally, that all important Song of the Week to lift our spirits! Please do check out my latest vlog for more. First, we are expecting much more clarity tomorrow afternoon from the European Commission about measures to coordinate the lifting of the COVID-19…

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EU TRANSPORT, TRAVEL, TRADE AND COVID19 DEVELOPMENTS & FORWARD LOOK

EU transport, travel, trade and COVID19 developments & forward look: at a glance Issue 6:  4 May 2020 Most recent first  (See Issues 1-5 for previous developments)  4 May 2020: State aid – Commission approves French plans to provide €7 billion in urgent liquidity support to Air France https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_796?fbclid=IwAR2RUSj9HJVBP4c5U5GbNKh9zo45tRGr0QYkbJckCUTO_WwGeAMMJxnp-8E 3 May 2020: The global response: Working together to help the world get better https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ac_20_795 30 April 2020: Statement following the first meeting of the Specialised Committee on the Protocol on…

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UK TRANSPORT AND BREXIT NEWS & VIEWS NO. 129

Mark’s EU Week for Transport  Welcome to the latest Mark’s Week! This week we analyse three big EU issues and how they impact on the trade, transport and tourism sectors. Plus, we’ll look at a significant development in London, which is a good guide to where lockdown policy is heading. And we’ll do all that without the waffle! Finally, that all important Song of the Week to lift our spirits! Please do check out my latest vlog for more.  First, Brexit.…

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EU TRANSPORT, TRAVEL, TRADE AND COVID19 DEVELOPMENTS & FORWARD LOOK

EU transport, travel, trade and COVID19 developments & forward look: at a glance Issue 5:  24 April 2020 Most recent first  (See Issues 1-4 for previous developments)  24 April 2020: Press statement by Michel Barnier following the second round of future relationship negotiations with the United Kingdom https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/statement_20_739?fbclid=IwAR0xfYmHX_CKyjrTQ9FqXYalScYeN3EqTdOxYRNusEP3CuKwPKgG6uC0igo 24 April 2020: European Commission to shape a common recovery plan with a revamped MFF at its heart https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2020/04/23/conclusions-by-president-charles-michel-following-the-video-conference-with-members-of-the-european-council-on-23-april-2020/ 22 April 2020: The EU is using new and existing tools to respond…

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EU TRANSPORT, TRAVEL, TRADE AND COVID19 DEVELOPMENTS & FORWARD LOOK

EU transport, travel, trade and COVID19 developments & forward look: at a glance Issue 4:  17 April 2020 Most recent first  (See Issue 1-3 for previous developments)  16 April: EP Plenary – European Council and Commission statements – EU coordinated action to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences (16 April 2020) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/speech_20_675 16 April 2020: Rebuilding Europe after Covid-19: MEPs call for decisive action https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/headlines/priorities/eu-response-to-coronavirus/20200416STO77217/rebuilding-europe-after-covid-19-meps-call-for-decisive-action 16 April 2020: MEPs call for stronger EU response to overcome COVID-19 https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20200415IPR77109/meps-call-for-stronger-eu-response-to-overcome-covid-19 16…

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EU TRANSPORT, TRAVEL, TRADE AND COVID19 DEVELOPMENTS & FORWARD LOOK

EU transport, travel, trade and COVID19 developments & forward look: at a glance Issue 3: 10 April 2020 Most recent first  (See Issues 1&2  for previous developments)  9 April 2020: Report on the comprehensive economic policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2020/04/09/report-on-the-comprehensive-economic-policy-response-to-the-covid-19-pandemic/ 9 April 2020: Temporary measures to be adopted by railway Notified Bodies for the Evaluation activities https://www.era.europa.eu/content/temporary-measures-be-adopted-railway-notified-bodies-evaluation-activities_en 9 April 2020: COVID-19: Commissioner Reynders repeats his call for respect of consumer protection and support to travel and tourism businesses…

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UK TRANSPORT AND BREXIT NEWS & VIEWS NO. 128

Mark’s EU Week for Transport  Hello from Brussels. Hope you had a good Easter despite the challenging circumstances. More tragic news in the last few days, with thousands more deaths from COVID19. But there is some light at the end of the tunnel, which is allowing more attention to be given to what sort of Europe we want once we’re through this stage of the crisis. Here we enter our fifth week in lockdown, and it is likely to be extended…

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EU TRANSPORT, TRAVEL, TRADE AND COVID19 DEVELOPMENTS & FORWARD LOOK

EU transport, travel, trade and COVID19 developments & forward look: at a glance Issue 2: 3 April 2020 Most recent first  (See Issue 1 for previous developments)  2 April 2020:  UPDATED – Draft Directive for posting drivers in the road transport sector and enforcement requirements https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-7043-2020-ADD-1-REV-1/en/pdf https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-7043-2020-ADD-2/en/pdf 2 April 2020: UPDATED – Draft on minimum requirements on maximum daily and weekly driving times, minimum breaks and daily and weekly rest periods and Regulation on positioning by means of tachographs (first…

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EU transport, travel, trade and COVID19 developments & forward look

EU transport, travel, trade and COVID19 developments & forward look: at a glance Issue 1: 4-27 March 2020 Most recent first 27 March 2020: Note of the Director-General: Exceptional measures in transport to deal with COVID-19; Inability to comply with certain provisions of EU legislation https://ec.europa.eu/transport/news/2020-03-27-exceptional-measures-inability-comply-legislation_en 26 March 2020: Allocation of slots at Community airports: new common rules adopted https://www.europarl.europa.eu/plenary/en/infos-details.html?id=18101&type=Flash 26 March 2020:  Facilitating Air Cargo Operations during COVID-19 outbreak https://ec.europa.eu/transport/sites/transport/files/legislation/c20202010_en.pdf 25 March 2020: State aid: Commission approves UK schemes…

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UK TRANSPORT AND BREXIT NEWS & VIEWS NO. 127

Mark’s EU Week for Transport  Hello to you all from Brussels where we’ve been in lockdown for two weeks, and the lockdown has now been extended to at least the 19 April. As we continue to shift our working lives onto a virtual setting, I am keen to share with you how some of the things we are doing at UKTiE to ensure continuity of service for our members and representation to EU key stakeholders. As my vlog will indicate, there…

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