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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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UK TRANSPORT AND BREXIT NEWS & VIEWS NO. 126

Mark’s EU Week for Transport  As the world grinds to an effective halt, we have seen Brexit taking a clear, and deserved, backseat against the Coronavirus crisis. As we all begin to take a step back from regular activity, so too Brussels has slowed down but has not come to a complete halt. A lot of discussion over last few weeks has, understandably, focused exclusively on coronavirus and on the impacts this will have on the wider UK economy and its…

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UK TRANSPORT AND BREXIT NEWS & VIEWS NO. 125

Mark’s EU Week for Transport  Here we are, the first day of the rest of the rest of our lives. The UK-EU future relationship negotiations kick off today in Brussels with the first of what will be five rounds of negotiations between now and 16 May, and that includes the negotiations for the all important transport deal for all the modes The pace of these negotiations will be frantic and a lot will need to be discussed and debated between the…

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UK TRANSPORT AND BREXIT NEWS & VIEWS NO. 124

Mark’s EU Week for Transport  The European Green Deal is the most ambitious EU project since the development of the Single Market back in 1993.  The aim is for Europe to become the world’s first carbon neutral continent by 2050. The implications for transport are profound, because unlike other industrial sectors which have cut greenhouse gas emissions since 1990, transport GHG emissions have risen by 19%. It will require a technological, social and a regulatory revolution in the way we trade…

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