OPP Meeting Summary: EP TRAN Committee – Exchange of views with Eurostat on Memoranda of Understanding on rail statistics with ERA and DG MOVE (11 January 2018)

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Outcome of Proceedings: Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States as regards the accessibility requirements for products and services

– General approach

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Press Release: Accessibility for products and services: Council agrees its position

The Council agreed its position (general approach) on a the accessibility directive. This legislation will make it much easier for persons with disabilities to access products and services. On the basis of this mandate, the presidency is ready to start negotiations with the European Parliament.

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Press Release: French city Lyon rewarded with 2018 Access City Award for putting accessibility at the heart of its city life

On the occasion of the European Day for People with Disabilities, the European Commission today announced Lyon, France, as the winner of the Access City Award. The city was rewarded for its inclusive and universal accessibility.

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Press Release: Disabled persons to have better access to products and services in the EU

The draft “European Accessibility Act” (EAA) sets out requirements to make a number of products and services more accessible. The list includes transport, including public urban transport such as underground, rail, tramway, trolleybus and bus, and the related services, MEPs clarified.

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Press Release: ‘Put rights of people with disabilities before narrow business lobby interests,’ GUE/NGL urges MEPs

Ahead of a vote tomorrow in the European Parliament, the GUE/NGL group is urgently calling on other MEPs to vote for amendments that would enable the Accessibility Act to make a real difference in the lives of people with disabilities.

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Opinion: EP TRAN Committee on the on the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2018

The draft opinion has been re-issued.

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Rapporteur: Evzen Tosenovsky (ECR)

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Source: European Parliament (TRAN)

OPP Meeting Summary: EP TRAN Committee – Exchange of views with Mr Hololei, Director General DG MOVE (7 September 2017)

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