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

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

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

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

29 April 2020: New EUTransport support package

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

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

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

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

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

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

27 April 2020: Transport recovery question

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

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

23 April 2020: New question on the Mobility Package


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

May 4 2020: EP ENVI Committee

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

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


Other key stakeholder announcements

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

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

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


Main EU COVID19 information sources

European Commission

European Parliament

European Council

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

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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

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