EU countries want to make it easier to trace owners of foreign vehicles that fail to pay road tolls by granting each other access to national vehicle registration data. The Council today adopted a general approach on updated electronic road tolling rules which include a legal basis for such information sharing. The possible administrative or legal consequences will depend on the national law of the country where the failure to pay a road fee took place.
As air traffic is growing and new technologies such as unmanned aircraft are appearing in the skies, the European Union has decided to adapt its civil aviation rules. In December 2015, the European Commission presented a proposal for a regulation on civil aviation safety and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which would repeal the 2008 regulation on the same topic. Two years later, the European Parliament and the Council reached a provisional agreement on the new rules. The provisional agreement is scheduled to be voted by Parliament at first reading during the June plenary session.
Updated EU rules to fight illegal practices in road transport and to help improve drivers’ employment conditions were approved by the Transport Committee.
To tackle used car odometer fraud more effectively, the EU Commission should propose new legislation within twelve months, say MEPs in a resolution voted on Thursda
Manipulating the odometer to pretend that a vehicle has fewer kilometres than it really does is too easy and too cheap. That is how many Europeans end up being cheated when they buy a second-hand car.
The European Union aims to ensure that road transport rules are applied effectively and without discrimination. The current rules governing the access to the international market for coach and bus services appear to have been only partly effective in promoting this mode of transport. There are still differences in rules on access to national markets, differences in openness of national markets, diverse national access arrangements and discrimination in access to terminals in some EU countries. In an attempt to address the issue, the European Commission adopted a legislative proposal on 8 November 2017 to amend the EU rules for access to the international market for coach and bus services. The proposal is part of its ‘Europe on the Move’ package, which aims to modernise European mobility and transport.