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European Commission: New EU infrastructure policy

In the most radical overhaul of EU infrastructure policy since its inception in the 1980s, the Commission has today published new maps showing the nine major corridors which will act as a backbone for transportation in Europe’s single market and revolutionise East–West connections. To match this level of ambition, EU financing for transport infrastructure will triple for the period 2014–2020 to €26 billion. Taken as a whole, the new EU infrastructure policy will transform the existing patchwork of European roads,…

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Aviation emissions: Commission proposes applying EU ETS to European regional airspace from 1 January 2014

The European Commission today proposed amending the EU emissions trading system (EU ETS) so that aviation emissions would be covered for the part of flights that takes place in European regional airspace. The adjustment in the legislation would apply from 1 January 2014 and until a planned global market-based mechanism (MBM) becomes applicable to international aviation emissions by 2020. Source: European Commission

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European Commission: EU grants of almost €1.6 billion to support key TEN-T infrastructure projects

The European Commission has selected a total of 172 projects that will benefit from almost €1.6 billion in EU co-financing from the trans-European transport network (TEN-T) Programme for improving transport infrastructure across Europe. 89 projects selected from the 2012 Multi-Annual Call and 83 from the 2012 Annual Call will use this financial support to help realise TEN-T network development – ranging from preliminary studies for new projects to top-up grants aimed to help assist on-going construction initiatives, in all transport…

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Environment Council conclusions 14 October 2013 – Greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping

Under “Any other Business” the Commission informed ministers on its proposal for the monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of carbon dioxide emissions from international maritime transport, which is currently examined by the Council working party on the environment (14587/13).  The purpose of the legislative proposal (11851/13) is to ensure that greenhouse gas emissions from ships are monitored and reported as first step of a staged approach to reduce these emissions. The proposed measure focuses on CO2 emissions, which represent about…

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Inland waterways – NAIADES II adopted by the European Commission

The European Commission has adopted on 10 September 2013 the NAIADES II package “Towards quality inland waterway transport”. The NAIADES II Communication aims at creating the conditions for inland navigation transport to become a quality mode of transport. It sets out the programme for policy action in the field of inland waterway transport for the period 2014-2020. Source: European Commission

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Main results of Transport Council Meeting 10 October – EMSA funding agreed

The Council adopted a general approach on a proposal for financing the activities of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) in the field of combating marine pollution in the years 2014 to 2020 as set out in doc. 14076/13. EMSA’s pollution response includes information, cooperation and coordination activities and, above all, operational assistance. Previously EMSA’s remit covered only monitoring of and response to pollution from ships, but earlier this year its tasks were extended to include pollution caused by offshore…

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Lithuanian Presidency: Important decisions by the Transport Council on rail safety, air traffic management, on funding of maritime safety agency and on setting up a satellite navigation agency

EU strategies on how to increase safety and efficiency of air traffic management, improve air traffic control and safety, and better protect air passenger interests were discussed on the 10th October, in Luxembourg at the Meeting of Transport, Telecommunications and Energy (TTE) Council. Source: Lithuanian Presidency

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Lithuanian Minister of Transport: Integration between the EU and Eastern partner countries in transport sector is gaining momentum

A significant step forward towards creating a common transport network between the EU and its Eastern partners in the neighborhood was made on the 9th of October in Luxembourg at the Eastern Partnership Transport Ministerial Meeting, which aimed to increase integration between the EU and its Eastern European partner countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Source: Lithuanian Presidency

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CoR: The fourth European railway package: recognising the role of the regions is vital for the reform to succeed

The regions are indispensable in ensuring the long-term success of the reform to complete liberalisation of European railways. They must therefore be closely involved in decision-making bodies and bodies supervising infrastructure managers. They should also be given a degree of discretion when awarding rail transport contracts. This is the conclusion of the opinion unanimously adopted today by the Committee of the Regions (CoR) on the “Fourth Railway Package. Source: Committee of Regions

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