A summary of the Presentation of the ECA Special Report “A single European rail traffic management system: will the political choice ever become reality?” is now available.
Update: A Draft implementing measure/act has been published.
Agenda items include energy & environment, digital, trade, transport and general policy items.
EASA delivered today to Airbus a Type Certificate (TC) for the Airbus A350-1000. The Type certification demonstrates that the aircraft has successfully performed the highest safety standards and is now ready to enter commercial service.
Update: A revised agenda has been published.
The revised agenda items include an examination of the revised Presidency compromise text on common rules in the field of civil aviation and establishing a European Union Aviation Safety Agency, an examination of the Commission information note on a common EU position in view of Eurocontrol’s 48th Provisional Council (PC) meeting and an examination of the draft Commission decision of the BOB No 0007 on an agreement to the Agreement between the United States of America and the European Community on cooperation in the regulation of civil aviation safety.
The agenda items include the adoption of draft opinion on Monitoring and reporting of CO2 emissions from and fuel consumption of new heavy-duty vehicles, a presentation on ‘Infrastructure funding challenges in the sharing economy’, a consideration of draft report on Safeguarding competition in air transport and a presentation by the Commission of the draft delegated act related to technical requirements for inland waterways vessel.
Agenda items include discussions on the Opinion on Statistics on rail transport (recast) and the Opinion on Vehicles hired without drivers for the carriage of goods by road. From 2.30 p.m. onwards a thematic debate will take place: “After COP 23 and the impact on the TEN Section policy areas”.
The Committee is being consulted on the Implementing Decision on the extension of the Atlantic rail freight corridor between 16 – 30 November 2017.
On 21 November, there will be a presentation of the ECA Special Report on a single European rail traffic, management system: will the political choice ever become reality?
Vote results and texts adopted will be added when available.
– the way ahead
GUE/NGL MEPs are broadly supportive of the initiative for reform of road transport as many of the measures included in the Commission proposals are longstanding demands of the Left.
The agenda items include an Examination of the draft Council conclusions on the European Court of Auditors’ Special Report No 13/2017: “A single European rail traffic management system: will the political choice ever become reality?”
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.
The agenda includes a continuation of the examination of the Presidency compromise texts and comments from the Netherlands on common rules in the field of civil aviation and establishing a European Union Aviation Safety Agency.
Regulation 1073/2009 lays down the rules applicable to access to the international market for coach and bus services. Research of available documentation shows that there are various challenges to the present system that limit harmonisation in this particular field, including differences in rules on access to national markets across Member States, different openness of national markets and diverse national arrangements negatively influencing free provision of services in the field of transport. The European Parliament has called on the European Commission to ensure the completion and improved operation of the internal market for the transport by road of passengers and freight. Similarly, the European Economic and Social Committee has called for changes in this field. The European Commission published its legislative proposal amending the regulation on 8 November 2017.
A new study cataloging and evaluating the efforts made by governments in the world’s most important vehicle markets to ensure that cars and trucks comply in practice with pollution and fuel-efficiency regulations finds significant differences in level of effort, and ample room for improvement even in the best cases. The study, released today by the International Council on Clean Transportation, reports the results of a comprehensive survey of government agencies tasked with monitoring and enforcing compliance with regulations that establish limits for pollutant emissions in vehicle exhaust, as well as fuel-efficiency or carbon emissions standards.
Two Opinions of the Advisory Committee on restrictive practices and dominant positions, the Final Report of the Hearing Officer and the Summary of a Commission Decision are now available.
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The TRAN Committee will reopen a debate on the functioning of the EU internal market in road transport and its social aspects. At the hearing, experts will present their views on the legislative proposals of the mobility package and follow up with a discussion with Members. The first part of the hearing on internal market and social aspects will take place on Wednesday 22 November 2017 from 10.00-12.00 and the second part on road charges on Thursday 23 November 2017 from 9.30-11.30, both in the József Antall building. The hearing will be web-streamed.