EU transport, travel, trade and COVID19 developments & forward look: at a glance

Issue 3: 10 April 2020

Most recent first  (See Issues 1&2  for previous developments) 

9 April 2020: Report on the comprehensive economic policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2020/04/09/report-on-the-comprehensive-economic-policy-response-to-the-covid-19-pandemic/

9 April 2020: Temporary measures to be adopted by railway Notified Bodies for the Evaluation activities

https://www.era.europa.eu/content/temporary-measures-be-adopted-railway-notified-bodies-evaluation-activities_en

9 April 2020: COVID-19: Commissioner Reynders repeats his call for respect of consumer protection and support to travel and tourism businesses for package travel holidays

https://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/just/item-detail.cfm?item_id=674033

9 April 2020: Coronavirus: guidance on repatriating cruise ship passengers and protecting ship crews

https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/IP_20_619

8 April 2020: Commission Guidelines on protection of health, repatriation and travel arrangements for seafarers, passengers and other persons on board ships

https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/files/guidelines-protection-health-repatriation-_seafarers-passengers_0.pdf

8 April 2020: Latest TRAN Committee Work in Progress

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/cmsdata/206494/TRAN%20work%20in%20progress.pdf

8 April 2020: The Commission invited Schengen Member States and Schengen Associated States to prolong the temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU until 15 May.

https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_616

8 April 2020: Questions & answers for people travelling to and from the EU during the pandemic

https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/files/faqs-communication-travel-restrictions-08042020_en.pdf

7 April 2020: EUROCONTROL States agree a €1.1 billion deferral package to assist airlines

https://www.eurocontrol.int/press-release/eurocontrol-states-assist-airlines-11bln-deferral?fbclid=IwAR3Uid9u_iqs2zQVqPy8Dc2WH6ZacAdllCJ4YAQrBl-XaBZHC1OAJ6pr4aA

7 April 2020: Mobility package: Council adopts truck drivers reform

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2020/04/07/mobility-package-council-adopts-truck-drivers-reform/?utm_source=dsms-auto&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Mobility+package%3a+Council+adopts+truck+drivers+reform

7 April 2020: Public Consultation: Low-emission vehicles – improving the EU’s refuelling/recharging infrastructure – Feedback period 06 April 2020 – 04 May 2020

https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/12251-Revision-of-Alternative-Fuels-Infrastructure-Directive

7 April 2020: Public Consultation: Alternative Fuels Infrastructure — evaluation -Feedback period open from 6 April to 29 June 2020

https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/2111-Evaluation-of-the-Alternative-Fuels-Infrastructure-Directive

7 April 2020: AMENDMENTS 1 – 60 – Draft opinion Recommendations on the negotiations for a new partnership with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Johan DANIELSSON (S&D))

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/TRAN-AM-650372_EN.pdf

Relates to the draft Opinion:

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/TRAN-PA-648584_EN.pdf

 

Look Ahead

14 April 2020: EP IMCO Committee Meeting  (Consumer Rights)

The Committee will hold an exchange of views with Commissioner Reynders on the EU response to the COVID-19 outbreak, in particular with respect to consumers protection.

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/IMCO-OJ-2020-04-14-1_EN.html

15 April 2020: Video conference of ministers of health

EU ministers of health will hold a video conference to take stock of the current situation and measures already taken in response to the spread of COVID-19 in the EU and to reflect on the challenges ahead in order to find the best coordinated approach for moving forward.

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/meetings/epsco/2020/04/15/

16-17 April: Extraordinary plenary session

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/sed/doc/news/flash/22721/SYN_PDOJ_April_BRU_EN.pdf

21 April 2020: TRAN Committee of the European Parliament: Extraordinary meeting, 9.00 – 11.00 and 15.00 – 15.30, Room: József Antall (4Q2)

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/meetdocs/2014_2019/plmrep/COMMITTEES/TRAN/OJ/2020/04-21/1202677EN.pdf

 

Other key stakeholder announcements

9 April 2020: ECSA thanks the European Commission for the guidelines on seafarers, passengers and other persons on board ships

https://www.ecsa.eu/news/ecsa-thanks-european-commission-guidelines-seafarers-passengers-and-other-persons-board-ships

9 April 2020: #Weareinthistogether: Why the Entire Aviation Supply Chain is Fighting for Its Survival

https://a4e.eu/weareinthistogether-why-the-entire-aviation-supply-chain-is-fighting-for-its-survival/

9 April 2020: Ensuring the survival of new entrant passenger rail companies – proposal for a rescue plan

http://allrail.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/2020-04-09_en_COVID-19-RESCUE-PLAN-Passenger-Rail-New-Entrants.pdf

9 April 2020: Impacts of COVID-19 in the area of customs – Letter from Markus J. Beyrer to EU Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni

https://www.businesseurope.eu/publications/impacts-covid-19-area-customs-letter-markus-j-beyrer-eu-commissioner-paolo-gentiloni

8 April 2020: Road to Zero: the last EU emission standard for cars, vans, buses and trucks

https://www.transportenvironment.org/publications/road-zero-last-eu-emission-standard-cars-vans-buses-and-trucks

 

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

Border Crossing Times for Trucks: real time

https://ec.europa.eu/transport/infrastructure/tentec/tentec-portal/map/maps.html?basemap=&layer=5,17&corridor=&extent=-6892785.462641882,4233830.029018746,8135345.794446057,9888947.129667722

 

Thanks to OPP for additional information and insight

https://onepolicyplace.com/

 

 

 

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