UK TRANSPORT AND BREXIT NEWS & VIEWS NO. 147

UK TRANSPORT AND BREXIT NEWS & VIEWS NO. 147

Mark’s EU Week for Transport  WattsUp! The big transport news here in Brussels in the past week was the unveiling by the EU of their vaccine ‘passport’ plan. A Digital Green Certificate that will be proof that a person has either: •    Been vaccinated against Covid-19 •    Received a negative test result (NAAT/RT-PCR test or a rapid antigen test) •    Recovered from Covid-19 It will facilitate the resumption of safe free movement inside the EU, and the EU is also working…

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UK TRANSPORT AND BREXIT NEWS & VIEWS NO. 146

Mark’s EU Week for Transport  WattsUp! Last week, as temperatures broke records again in much of Europe, the European Commission launched their new EU Climate Change Adaptation Strategy as part of the #EUGreenDeal. This is a radical and controversial move for the Commission, who up until now has resisted accepting adaptation as an appropriate tool, fearing it would undermine efforts to achieve carbon neutrality. Secondly, the European Commission has issued a timely reminder that Horizon Europe will be huge for European transport,…

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UK TRANSPORT AND BREXIT NEWS & VIEWS NO. 145

Mark’s EU Week for Transport  WattsUp! We must all do our bit to drive radical change for transport this year. This will be a year for radical change for transport, and it’s essential transport operators, professionals, EU Member States, the UK, the new administration in the White House, and indeed all global players, work together to make sure that this change is positive. And there is no guarantee that it will be, if we repeat the mistakes of the past. Build back…

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UK TRANSPORT AND BREXIT NEWS & VIEWS NO. 144

Mark’s EU Week for Transport  WattsUp! Whilst the terrible toll of COVID and delays to the roll out of the vaccines dominate the headlines here in Europe, the work of the European institutions continues apace, not least in delivering the sustainable, smart and resilient recovery for the transport sector. For the next six months, that work will be under the leadership of the Portuguese Presidency, who set out their priorities for transport this week (see below).  It’s going to be an incredibly…

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UK TRANSPORT AND BREXIT NEWS & VIEWS NO. 143

Mark’s EU Week for Transport    WattsUp! Happy New Year! 2021 will be another challenging year, but as the vaccine begins to roll out across Europe and the world, we can see the bright lights of the new normal at the end of the long COVID-19 tunnel. We can now confidently and increasingly turn our attention to rebuilding our economies, and a prerequisite for that is restoring connectivity. The incoming Portuguese Presidency of the EU Council has rightly described the next…

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UKTiE Simple Guide to the UK-EU TCA for Transport & Next Steps

UKTiE has published a simple guide to the recently agreed UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement and what that means for the transport sector. For more information on what the TCA means for the transport sector and what UKTiE will be doing throughout 2021 to push for an ever stronger UK-EU relationship, check out our full PowerPoint presentation here: UKTiE Simple Guide to the UK-EU TCA for Transport & Next Steps.

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UK TRANSPORT AND BREXIT NEWS & VIEWS NO. 142

Mark’s EU Week for Transport  WattsUp! Drama in Brussels today as the Brexit talks reach a climax. It looks like this really is ‘crunch week’, the most over-used phrase in European politics for the last four years! This is finally it! Or is it? Read more below. The Johnson-von der Leyen dinner tonight is being described as the last chance to secure a deal before the end of the year deadline. The weak winter sun in Brussels is hidden by a dark,…

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UK TRANSPORT AND BREXIT NEWS & VIEWS NO. 141

Mark’s EU Week for Transport  WattsUp! UKTiE, Britain’s UK-EU multi-modal transport association, is busy shaping the agenda for next year, with a series of policy, research and engagement initiatives agreed at our recent joint UKTiE & UKMis roundtable. Deal or no deal the end of 2020 will mark the beginning, not the end, of a new relationship with the EU, with ongoing negotiations and discussions continuing for many years to come. If you provide good or services to mainland Europe…

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UK TRANSPORT AND BREXIT NEWS & VIEWS NO. 140

Mark’s EU Week for Transport  Hello from Brussels! It’s been a dramatic few days in Europe, the US and the world, even for this year! Brussels, like much of Europe, is back in lockdown The US elections of course, with the election of the 46th President of the USA, Joe Biden, and the election of Vice-President Elect, Kamala Harris. Meanwhile EU plans for reform in the fields of energy, transport and the environment policy and law  DELETE markets DELETE are becoming…

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