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UK Transport and Brexit News & Views No. 17

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. This past week has been particularly interesting as the negotiating positions of the UK and the EU have been further clarified: on the one hand Theresa May is seen to soften her stance on Brexit negotiations by admitting that two years is an unrealistic deadline and pointing to the strong possibility of…

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UK Transport and Brexit News & Views No. 16

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 Brexit Week for Transport The UK’s transport industry needs to launch a charm offensive in Brussels and other national capitals to secure a good deal for the industry during the Brexit negotiations.  We need to embrace the world but we mustn’t miss the opportunity to maintain excellent relationships with what will…

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UK Transport and Brexit News & Views No. 15

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 Brexit Week for Transport On Wednesday, the prime minister will send a letter triggering Article 50, thought to be seven or eight pages long, to Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, and give a speech outlining her approach at a trade summit in Birmingham. On Thursday she will publish a…

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EU invests in major growth-enabling infrastructure in Greece

Over €261 million will now be invested in the extension of the Athens metro Line 3, through the western suburbs of Athens to Piraeus, Greece’s third largest and most important passenger and freight port. The project, which includes the construction of six new metro stations and the supply of 17 new trains, should be operational in 2020 and serve an additional 174,000 inhabitants of Athens. Source: European Commission

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Commissioner Bulc outlines vision for transport investment

Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc discussed with public and private institutions how to boost investment in the transport sector at a conference in Sofia. Together, they discussed how to make the best use of the opportunities under the Commission’s Investment Plan for Europe, including the Cleaner Transport Facility, and exchange experience and lessons learned in successful transport projects. Source: European Commission

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UK Transport and Brexit News & Views – Issue no. 13

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 Brexit Week for Transport It’s shaping up to be another dramatic period as votes on the Brexit bill are expected this week. Meanwhile the House of Commons has published a report on the high possibility of ‘no deal’ being reached in Brexit negotiations, creating a stir in the UK…

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Call for applications for the selection of members of the Commission Expert Group on Inland Waterway Transport

DG MOVE has set up a group of experts on inland waterway transport policy. The group’s overall mission and tasks shall be to: provide advice to the Commission for the preparation of legislative proposals and policy initiatives in the inland navigation sector, assist the Commission in the implementation of the NAIADES II Action Programme “Towards quality inland waterway transport”. Source: European Commission

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UK Transport and Brexit News & Views – Issue no. 12

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 Brexit Week for Transport ‘Given the complexity of the negotiations ahead and the inflexibility portrayed by both the EU and the UK as we gear up for the official 2 year countdown, we should prepare for very difficult divorce negotiations, at least initially. The calls in the past week by several key politicians…

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Revision of the emissions trading system: Council agrees its position

On 28 February the Council agreed on its general approach for the review of the emissions trading system (ETS). The ETS is an important tool aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and its review is aimed at cutting emissions by at least 40% by 2030 as agreed under the Paris AgreementNegotiations with the European Parliament can now be initiated. Source: Maltese Presidency

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