The competitiveness of the EU aviation sector is a priority and progress on Single European Sky is urgently needed, Minister for Infrastructure and Environment Melanie Schulz Van Haegen told the Transport and Tourism Committee on 25 January. The Presidency also hopes to reach agreement on the “market pillar” files of the 4th Railway Package with Parliament “before Easter” and is ready to negotiate ports proposal with it as soon as Parliament is ready. The Presidency will focus on innovation as a driver of growth. Where rules are needed, they should be smart and efficient, she said, adding that sustainable mobility will be discussed at an informal transport and environment ministers meeting in April.

Source: European Parliament

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