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

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)

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

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

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

2 April 2020: Revised European Parliament Calendar  

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

2 April 2020: TRAN Calendar Updated  

2 April 2020: TRAN Work in progress  

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

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

Analysis of the statement:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  

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

Forward look:

3 April 2020: COREPER 1, including transport

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

3 April 2020 (live) : Border Crossing Times

European Parliament

European Council

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control  

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