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UK TRANSPORT AND BREXIT NEWS & VIEWS NO. 135

Mark’s EU Week for Transport  Hello from Brussels. Another week in Brussels, another crisis! This week I want to cut trough the noise and analyse the three big developments. First, that so-called crisis summit on the EU budget #NextGenerationEU. Second, the big EU idea for transport. Hydrogen. Third, the latest Transport Committee of the European Parliament and the stormy debate on the crisis in transport and tourism. And I’ll do all that without the Waffle. And of course, the all-important song…

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UK TRANSPORT AND BREXIT NEWS & VIEWS NO. 134

Mark’s EU Week for Transport  Welcome to Mark’s week! This week I will focus on three main topics: 1.    European Commission launches future of transport consultation The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the future of transport, the Strategy for Sustainable and Smart Mobility, encouraging both stakeholders and citizens to comment and identify their priorities. The consultation will be open until 23 September. It will enable the Commission to better understand how the EU can help the sector become…

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UK TRANSPORT AND BREXIT NEWS & VIEWS NO. 133

Mark’s EU Week for Transport    Welcome to Mark’s Week! First, those Brexit talks are about to intensify ‘to create the most conducive conditions for concluding and ratifying a deal before the end of 2020’. David Frost and a team of about 20 UK officials will be make the journey to Brussels next week for the first face to face round of negotiations, with Michel Barnier and his team, since the COVID-19 pandemic started. Further rounds will alternate between London &…

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UK TRANSPORT AND BREXIT NEWS & VIEWS NO. 132

Mark’s EU Week for Transport  This week I want to focus on one thing, and one thing only: Mission Possible! How can we restore connectivity in Europe and the world, an essential prerequisite to economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, in a way that’s compatible with our sustainability, safety and above all our health objectives? First of all we should pay tribute to all those working within the sectors that can’t work from home, including transport workers by rail, sea, air…

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UK TRANSPORT AND BREXIT NEWS & VIEWS NO. 131

Mark’s EU Week for Transport  ‘I’m telling this story In a faraway scene Sipping down raki And reading Maynard Keynes’ No, I’ve not done a Cummings, but I’m sure like most News & Views readers I am starting to dream of a holiday in the sun, and in the next couple of weeks we’ll find out whether we will be allowed one! Read my take on the prospects for summer holidays this year, and my analysis of two other key developments…

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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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