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

Issue 1: 4-27 March 2020

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27 March 2020: Note of the Director-General: Exceptional measures in transport to deal with COVID-19; Inability to comply with certain provisions of EU legislation

26 March 2020: Allocation of slots at Community airports: new common rules adopted

26 March 2020:  Facilitating Air Cargo Operations during COVID-19 outbreak

25 March 2020: State aid: Commission approves UK schemes to support SMEs affected by coronavirus outbreak.

24 March 2020: Consultation on Action Plan on the Customs Union until 21 April 2020

24 March 2020: Consultation on Sustainable aviation fuels – ReFuelEU Aviation to 21 April 2020

24 March 2020: Will COVID-19 derail the European Commission Climate Agenda?

23 March 2020: the implementation of the Green Lanes under the Guidelines for border management, measures to protect health and ensure the availability of goods and essential services

23 March 2020: The European Parliament publishes revised parliamentary calendar for the year. All meetings in Brussels.

19 March 2020: Information on the package travel directive in connection with COVID-19

18 March 2020: Interpretative Guidelines on EU passenger rights regulations in the context of the developing situation with COVID-19.

18 March 2020: Consultation on 2030 Climate Target Plan to 15 April 2020

16 March 2020: Temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU, which foresees the closure of the external borders of the territory, for at least a period of 30 days.

16 March 2020: COVID-19 Guidelines for border management measures to protect health and ensure the availability of goods and essential services

4 March 2020: EU Green Deal – Roadmap for the Revision of the Energy Taxation Directive to 1 April 2020

On-going: EU and EU agencies post regularly updated advice on public health advice for passenger rights, aviation, maritime, rail and road is regularly updated here:

Forward Look: 

30 March 2020:  UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement, Agenda: Joint Committee on the implementation of the Withdrawal Agreement (30 March 2020)

2 April 2020: Agenda: EP IMCO Committee Meeting

There will be an exchange of views with Commissioner Breton on the EU response to the COVID-19 outbreak, followed by the consideration of the draft opinion on the Recommendations on the negotiations for a new partnership with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

This is not an exhaustive summary, but a guide to the main development. Further information can be obtained from UKTiE.

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