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UK Transport and Brexit News & Views No. 25

Mark’s Week Hope our readers in Belgium enjoyed their Bank Holiday weekend!  We’ve had a lot of interest and enquiries following the announcement that UKTiE will be meeting Michel Barnier’s Task Force 50 on 11 July to discuss Brexit & transport across the board, the first meeting of its kind, and we hope the first of many.  Ahead of that meeting we will be preparing a joint submission reflecting the priorities and solutions from our members across the modes.  Last week we…

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UK Transport and Brexit News & Views No. 24

Mark’s Week Hope our UK readers enjoyed their Bank Holiday weekend!  I’m pleased to announce that UKTiE and our members will be meeting Michel Barnier’s team (known as Task Force 50) on 11 July, soon after the anticipated commencement of formal Brexit negotiations. After months of waiting and preparing it will be really good to sit down at last with the EU negotiating team directly and discuss our priorities for the UK transport sector as a whole, and more importantly deliver UKTiE’s…

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UK Transport and Brexit News & Views No. 22

Mark’s Week 684 days to the UK leaving the EU may seem like a long time but in European politics it is no time at all. And time is running out if we are to get the best deal for transport. Not least because transport needs to plan ahead. For example ports and the entire supply chain need clarity on customs procedures by the end of this year in order to be able to implement new systems, and many airlines…

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UK Transport and Brexit News & Views No. 21

UKTiE Brexit or 360° members can ask for more information if you wish to explore behind the headlines or require some bespoke analysis. Please contact us if you would like to join. Mark’s week  “Macron wins, Le Pen well beaten” screamed the BBC headline which pretty much sums up the best news for the EU in quite a while. You can almost hear the palpable sense of relief here in Brussels. Now the balance of advantage in the Brexit negotiations has shifted decisively in favour…

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UK Transport and Brexit News & Views No. 20

UKTiE Brexit or 360° members can ask for more information if you wish to explore behind the headlines or require some bespoke analysis. Please contact us if you would like to join. Mark’s week  German Chancellor Angela Merkel is not known for hyperbole, so when she warns in a speech to the German Bundestag that Britain should not hold any “illusions” about what Brexit means for its future, and also that it “cannot and will not have the same rights as a member of…

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EU invests €22.1 million to support sustainable, efficient transport and energy infrastructure

24/04/2017 EU countries have approved the European Commission’s proposal to invest €22.1 million to support seven actions that will help develop sustainable and efficient transport and energy infrastructure. They will receive funding from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF)‘s Synergy call. They were chosen as they will create connections between Trans-European Networks for Energy (TEN-E) and the Trans-European Networks for Transport (TEN-T), which identify regions where better links between EU countries in energy and transport respectively are needed. The seven actions include…

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UK Transport and Brexit News & Views No. 19

UKTiE Brexit or 360° members can ask for more information if you wish to explore behind the headlines or require some bespoke analysis. Please contact us if you would like to join. Mark’s week While the British and French elections dominate coverage of European politics, behind the scenes, the work on Brexit here in Brussels continues.  Although some in the UK believe the British Prime Minister Theresa May will secure a better Brexit deal with a strong general election mandate, the reaction in Brussels…

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We are pleased to welcome Port of Dover to UKTiE

UKTiE is pleased to announce that the Port of Dover has joined our members in presenting a unified front on the behalf of UK transport. We are now up to 12 members including: Associated British Ports (ABP) Virgin Atlantic Transport for London Office of Rail and Road Civil Aviation Authority National Air Traffic Services (NATS) Hutchison Whampoa Rail Delivery Group Port of Belfast Rail Freight Group Kapsch

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UK Transport and Brexit News & Views No. 18

UKTiE Brexit or 360° members can ask for more information if you wish to explore behind the headlines or require some bespoke analysis. Please contact us if you would like to join. Hope you had a good Easter! First of all a warm welcome to the Port of Dover who have just joined us as an UKTiE Brexit member. Despite the break, UKTiE’s work goes on, with meetings last week with constitutional EU expert Richard Corbett MEP, Labour Transport Spokesperson Lucy Anderson MEP, and Guy Verhofstadt’s Brexit…

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