Last year, the European Union and India celebrated 55 years of diplomatic relations. In this time, EU–India relations have evolved significantly, now encompassing not only trade and development but foreign and security policy, energy, climate change, environment, transport, research and innovation, education, as well as people-to-people contacts.
The key decisions taken by the Commission are presented below and grouped by policy area. The Commission is also closing 104 cases in which the issues with the Member States concerned have been solved without the Commission needing to pursue the procedure further.
The information day will cover priorities and main aspects of the of the 2018 CEF Transport call, evaluation and award process, as well as give tips on how to prepare submit a successful proposal. Interactive Q&A sessions will take place during the information day.
NEA has received 95 project proposals by the deadline of 4 April for topics under the Mobility for Growth, the Automated Road Transport, and the Green Vehicles calls. Over €491.4 million were requested. The total indicative budget of the calls is €112 million. Successful projects are expected to demonstrate innovative solutions towards low-carbon and sustainable transport, as well as contribute significantly to safe and resilient transport systems, automated transport, and the development of electrified vehicles and of advanced technological capabilities in transport.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a EUR 70m loan to AVL List GmbH (AVL). Based in Austria, AVL is a world leader in the development of innovative powertrain systems – together with the necessary measurement and testing technology and simulation software – for the global automotive and transport industries. For 70 years, AVL has been working with global companies across the world in fields ranging from internal combustion engines, fuel cells and electric drives to alternative fuels, control software, transmissions and batteries.
Update: the draft minutes are now available.
The Council is due to agree a general approach on an updated mandate for the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communication (BEREC). Ministers will also look at the progress made on a proposal to update privacy rules for electronic communications (ePrivacy). They will hold a policy debate on a draft regulation on the free flow of non-personal data. The presidency will brief ministers on the state of play of negotiations on a European electronic communications code. It will also provide information on Council conclusions on cybersecurity, from 20 November, as well as a draft Council action plan for their implementation. Lastly, the incoming Bulgarian presidency will present its work programme.
A summary of the Committee’s consideration of amendments is now available.
Amendments 1 – 39 are available.