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 reading)

https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-7044-2020-ADD-1-REV-1/en/pdf

https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-7044-2020-ADD-2/en/pdf

2 April 2020: UPDATED: Draft Regulation on developments in the road transport sector (first reading)

https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-7045-2020-ADD-2/en/pdf

https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-7045-2020-ADD-1-REV-1/en/pdf

2 April 2020: Statement by David Sassoli, EP President following the meeting of the EP Conference of Presidents

https://multimedia.europarl.europa.eu/en/statement-sassoli-following-meeting-conference-presidents_I187872-V_v?utm_source=POLITICO.EU&utm_campaign=bb75dba54f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_04_03_05_00&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_10959edeb5-bb75dba54f-189946201  

2 April 2020: European Parliament to hold extraordinary plenary on 16 and 17 April

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20200330IPR76105/european-parliament-to-hold-extraordinary-plenary-on-16-and-17-april  

2 April 2020: Revised European Parliament Calendar

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/sed/doc/news/lookingaheadagenda/22261/2020-04-02%20Calendar%20for%202020_en.pdf  

2 April 2020: European Parliament IMCO Meeting Exchange of views with Commissioner Thierry Breton

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/committees/en/exchange-of-views-with-commissioner-thie/product-details/20200327CAN54121  

2 April 2020: TRAN Calendar Updated

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/cmsdata/197924/TRAN_Calendar_2020_rev%20II.pdf  

2 April 2020: TRAN Work in progress

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/cmsdata/206182/TRAN%20work%20in%20progress.pdf  

2 April 2020: Protecting the EU agri-food supply chain in the face of COVID-19

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/BRIE/2020/649360/EPRS_BRI(2020)649360_EN.pdf

1 April 2020: Statement by Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, on the announcement to postpone the COP26

https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/statement_20_583

Analysis of the statement: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6651402995458195456/

30 March 2020: Statement by the European Commission following the first meeting of the EU-UK Joint Committee

https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/STATEMENT_20_565

30 March 2020: COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION COVID-19 Guidance on the implementation of the temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU, on the facilitation of transit arrangements for the repatriation of EU citizens, and on the effects on visa policy  

https://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/sites/homeaffairs/files/what-we-do/policies/european-agenda-migration/20200330_c-2020-2050-report_en.pdf

30 March 2020: Guidelines for shipment of waste in the EU

https://ec.europa.eu/environment/waste/shipments/pdf/waste_shipment_and_COVID19.pdf  

27 March 2020: STOA – What if we could fight coronavirus with artificial intelligence? [New podcast]

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/stoa/en/home/news/20200213CDT03341/what-if-we-could-fight-coronavirus-with-  

27 March 2020: European Commission consultation on low carbon fuels for shipping

https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/12312-FuelEU-Maritime-

27 March 2020: European Commission consultation on new emissions standards for cars, vans, lorries and buses

https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/12313-Development-of-Euro-7-emission-standards-for-cars-vans-lorries-and-buses

24 March 2020: European Commission consultation on sustainable fuels for aviation

https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/12303-ReFuelEU-Aviation-Sustainable-Aviation-Fuels

Other European bodies:

27 March 2020A letter from the European rail sector on concrete measures to face the COVID‐19 pandemic and its economic consequences

https://www.cer.be/sites/default/files/200327_Joint%20Rail%20Sector%20letter_COVID-19.pdf  

24 March 2020: 33 European transport organisations issue a joint statement on COVID19, ‘Transport Keeps Us Going’

https://www.espo.be/news/covid-19-transport-keeps-us-going

Forward look:

3 April 2020: COREPER 1, including transport

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/meetings/mpo/2020/4/coreper-1-(286254)/

6 April 2020: Mr Frans Timmermans holds a videoconference call with CEO’s of Hydrogen Europe.

8 April 2020: College of Commissioners Meeting via videoconference

Main EU COVID19 information sources:

European Commission

https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/health/coronavirus-response_en

https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/health/coronavirus-response/travel-and-transportation_en

3 April 2020 (live) : Border Crossing Times

https://covid-19.sixfold.com/

European Parliament

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/headlines/priorities/eu-response-to-coronavirus

European Council

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/covid-19-coronavirus-outbreak/

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en  

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