The Council today adopted the Accessibility Act, a directive on the approximation of EU member states legislation on the accessibility requirements for products and services. It is estimated that more than 80 million people in the EU, affected by some degree of disability, will benefit from the new rules.
Update – a revised document on adoption of the legislative act is available.
Parliament and EU Council negotiators have reached an agreement on a European Accessibility Act (EAA). The new rules are a step towards a fairer and more inclusive Europe and should improve the daily lives of the elderly and people with disabilities across the EU.
The Transport Research Arena (TRA) is the biggest European Research and Technology Conference, bringing together experts from around the world. In 2020, TRA will carry the theme “rethinking transport – towards clean and inclusive mobility”.
€327 million from the Cohesion Fund is invested in two transport projects in and around Szczecin, one of Poland’s largest cities: the reconstruction of the tramway tracks and the modernisation of the waterway between Szczecin and the city of Świnoujście.
A summary of the report back is now available.