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

Issue 6:  4 May 2020

Most recent first  (See Issues 1-5 for previous developments) 

4 May 2020: State aid – Commission approves French plans to provide €7 billion in urgent liquidity support to Air France

https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_796?fbclid=IwAR2RUSj9HJVBP4c5U5GbNKh9zo45tRGr0QYkbJckCUTO_WwGeAMMJxnp-8E

3 May 2020: The global response: Working together to help the world get better

https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ac_20_795

30 April 2020: Statement following the first meeting of the Specialised Committee on the Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland

https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/statement_20_787

30 April 2020: News from the ECJ on Air Passenger Rights

https://curia.europa.eu/jcms/upload/docs/application/pdf/2020-04/cp200053en.pdf

29 April 2020: New EUTransport support package

https://ec.europa.eu/transport/media/news/2020-04-29-coronavirus-package-measures-support-transport-sector_en

29 April 2020: 5 billion in French state aid to Renault approved

https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_779

29 April 2020: EU Transport Ministers discussed future challenges that may occur as a consequence of relaxing measures

https://eu2020.hr/Home/OneNews?id=263

27 April 2020: State aid: Commission approves €550 million German State-guaranteed loan to compensate airline Condor for damage caused by coronavirus outbreak

https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/IP_20_752

27 April 2020: Report on prospect for LNG in Eastern Partner Countries

https://ec.europa.eu/energy/studies/prospects-lng-markets-eastern-partner-countries_en

27 April 2020: Ministers voiced strong support for national and EU measures for the swift and effective recovery of tourism sector. Press release following the tourism informal videoconference

https://eu2020.hr/Home/OneNews?id=259

27 April 2020: CommissionerBreton’s opening speech at the Tourism Minister’s videoconference

https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/speech_20_758

27 April 2020: Transport recovery question

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/P-9-2020-002476_EN.html

27 April 2020 (updated): Getting ready for the end of the transition period Official EU Notices  

https://ec.europa.eu/info/european-union-and-united-kingdom-forging-new-partnership/future-partnership/getting-ready-end-transition-period_en?fbclid=IwAR3lI5XlzFA7ToM8ywHOg9FcX3gzDoRLRHxsKWOpv-sSO6MRsIfkZG3dov4

26 April 2020: Answer to a question on air transport competition

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/P-9-2020-001364_EN.html

23 April 2020: New question on the Mobility Package

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/P-9-2020-002471_EN.html

 

Look Ahead

May 4 2020: Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection, Exchange of views with Margrethe VESTAGER, Executive Vice President of the European Commission for a Europe Fit for the Digital Age – on the EU response to the COVID-19 outbreak

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/IMCO-OJ-2020-05-04-1_EN.html

May 4 2020: EP ENVI Committee

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/ENVI-OJ-2020-05-04-1_EN.html

May 4 2020: COREPER Agenda EU-UK negotiations State of play

https://ec.europa.eu/info/european-union-and-united-kingdom-forging-new-partnership/eu-uk-withdrawal-agreement/implementing-withdrawal-agreement_en

May 11 2020: EP TRAN Committee, Exchange of views with Vice-President Frans Timmermans on the future of transport sector in the framework of the Green Deal & COVID-19 relief measures related to transport, Presentation of recent proposals by the European Commission

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/TRAN-OJ-2020-05-11-1_EN.html

 

Other key stakeholder announcements

30 April 2020: ESPO proposes a two-step approach on the new EU transport

https://www.espo.be/news/espo-proposes-a-two-step-approach-on-the-new-eu-tr

30 April 2020: ECSA Board welcomes the positive discussions in the Transport Ministers’ meeting

https://www.ecsa.eu/news/ecsa-board-welcomes-positive-discussions-transport-ministers-meeting

28 April 2020: Statement by Renew Group ‘Only a coordinated European strategy will help our tourism industry to exit the COVID-19 crisis’

https://reneweuropegroup.eu/en/news/1485-only-a-coordinated-european-strategy-will-help-our-tourism-industry-to-exit-the-covid-19-crisis/

27 April 2020: Open letter from A4E to EU Transport Ministers ahead of the EU Transport Ministerial Meeting of 29 April 2020

file:///C:/Users/markw/Downloads/a4e-public-statement-open-letter-to-eu-transport-ministers-ahead-of-the-eu-transport-ministerial-meeting-of-29-April-2020-04-27.pdf

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

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

(live) https://covid-19.sixfold.com/

Further advice

An ad hoc working group of experts from the “EU Healthy Gateways joint action” consortium published advice for preparedness and response to the COVID-19 outbreak:

Advice for ship operators and advice for train travellers.

 

Thanks to OPP for additional information and insight

https://onepolicyplace.com/

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