OPP Meeting Summary: EP Plenary – Decision adopted on the Second Mobility Package (15 November 2017)

A summary of the debate with a focus on the Commission and representatives of the political groups is now available.

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Agenda: Working Party on Land Transport (20 November 2017)

The agenda items include a Group of Experts debriefing by the Commission on the European agreement concerning the work of crews of vehicles engaged in international road transport (AETR), a Presentation by the Commission on common rules for access to the international market for coach and bus services and an analysis of EP amendments on the initial qualification and periodic training of drivers of certain road vehicles for the carriage of goods or passengers and Directive 2006/126/EC on driving licences.

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Agenda: Working Party on Land Transport (16 November 2017)

The agenda items include the charging of heavy goods vehicles for the use of certain infrastructures (Eurovignette and vehicle taxation), a Continuation of preparation of the policy debate on the interoperability of electronic road toll systems and facilitating cross-border exchange of information on the failure to pay road fees in the Union (recast), on access to the international road haulage market, on minimum requirements on maximum daily and weekly driving times, minimum breaks and daily and weekly rest periods and Regulation (EU) 165/2014 as regards positioning by means of tachographs, posting drivers in the road transport sector and a Continuation of examination of the draft progress report on the use of vehicles hired without drivers for the carriage of goods by road.

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Stakeholder: NGVA Europe on Mobility Package – Well-to-wheel approach can accelerate transition to transport decarbonisation

NGVA Europe welcomes the publication of the EU Commission’s second part of the Mobility Package and stresses the importance to introduce a more comprehensive approach for assessing the environmental benefits from the mobility solutions. In this context, the well-to-wheel approach can guarantee a fair and complete evaluation of the decarbonisation effect among different solutions, and it results as a fundamental booster to introduce more renewable energy sources in the transportation sector in a cost-effective way.
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UPDATED – Energy Union: Commission takes action to reinforce EU’s global leadership in clean vehicles (Mobility Package)

Update: New documents have been published.

The Commission proposes new targets for the EU fleet wide average CO2 emissions of new passenger cars and vans to help accelerate the transition to low- and zero emission vehicles.

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Agenda: Working Party on Land Transport (13 November 2017)

The agenda items include the continuation of the consultation of the Special Committee in view of the next round of negotiations on adoption of the text of a Convention on international through railway traffic, the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the Ministerial Council set up under the Treaty establishing the Transport Community, an oral debriefing on the first technical trilogue on the initial qualification and periodic training of drivers of certain road vehicles for the carriage of goods or passengers and Directive 2006/126/EC on driving licences, the charging of heavy goods vehicles for the use of certain infrastructures (Eurovignette and vehicle taxation), a preparation of the policy debate on the interoperability of electronic road toll systems and facilitating cross-border exchange of information on the failure to pay road fees in the Union (recast), an item on amending Regulation (EC) No 1071/2009 and Regulation (EC) No 1072/2009 with a view to adapting them to developments in the sector, on minimum requirements on maximum daily and weekly driving times, minimum breaks and daily and weekly rest periods and Regulation (EU) 165/2014 as regards positioning by means of tachographs, on posting drivers in the road transport sector and the Draft progress report on the use of vehicles hired without drivers for the carriage of goods by road.

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Reply to National Parliament: Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments’ Opinions – reply to the Tweede Kamer (NL) – COM(2017)275_276_277_278_280_281 final

Concerning the Mobility Package adopted by the Commission on 31 May 2017.

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UPDATED – Agenda: Agriculture and Fisheries Council (6 November 2017)

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Events: GrowSmarter webinar on Smart Goods Distribution and Logistics (21 November 2017)

The GrowSmarter project brings together cities and industry to integrate and demonstrate ‘12 smart city solutions’ in energy, infrastructure and transport. During the webinar, the project’s three Lighthouse cities of Stockholm, Barcelona and Cologne will be presenting on a few examples on consolidation centres, micro-distribution of freight and last mile delivery with electric cargo bikes.

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Stakeholder Press Release: EU, US and Japanese manufacturers of heavy vehicles affirm to develop standards for platooning

At a global summit in Tokyo on October 26, the world’s leading manufacturers of heavy-duty trucks and engines called for further collaboration among the regulatory authorities of Europe, the US and Japan for the promotion of vehicle-freight-road connectivity.

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Event: Third International Joint Transfer Exercise Workshop (Brussels, 14-15 November 2017)

The SUCCESS project targets the construction industry as one of the largest consumers of urban freight transport. A more innovative approach to construction logistics and supply chain management could help reduce negative impacts and increase productivity and transport efficiency in the sector. SUCCESS is financed by the H2020 programme and part of the CIVITAS Urban Freight Cluster. Full article…

Stakeholder Event: CO2 emission standards for cars and vans: the road ahead (Brussels, 28 November 2017)

The FH Transport and Energy Teams would like to invite you for a roundtable on the post-2020 CO2 standards for cars and vans. The Commission is expected to reveal the 2nd Mobility Package on Wednesday 8 November. On top of actions on alternative fuels infrastructure and battery production, it will also, crucially, include a Regulation on CO2 emission standards beyond 2020 (for cars) and 2021 (for vans). We are delighted to host Dr. Artur Runge-Metzger, who will give an opening statement to help understand the key elements of the proposal, after which the floor will be open for questions and a discussion among policymakers, industry and NGO representatives.

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Agenda: Working Party on Land Transport (6 November 2017)

The agenda items include a Presidency non-paper on certain technical aspects of posting of drivers – discussion on the administrative requirements and control measures, a revised Presidency compromise text on the use of vehicles hired without drivers for the carriage of goods by road and a revised Presidency compromise concerning licence requirements/ establishment criteria (Articles 3 to 7 of Regulation 1071/2009) on access to occupation of road transport operator.

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Agenda: Working Party on the Environment (30 October 2017)

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