‘I/A’ Item Note: Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council adapting a number of legal acts providing for the use of regulatory procedure with scrutiny to Articles 290 and 291 of the Treaty of the Functioning of the European Union

– Presidency Progress Report

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Official Journal (L Series): Directive (EU) 2017/2109 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 November 2017 amending Council Directive 98/41/EC on the registration of persons sailing on board passenger ships operating to or from ports of the Member States of the Community and Directive 2010/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on reporting formalities for ships arriving in and/or departing from ports of the Member States

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Joint Staff Working Document: Euro-Asian Connectivity Mapping Exercise

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Press Release: Antwerp’s Marketplace for Mobility: partnering with private mobility service providers (Belgium)

Antwerp is a vital node in the European road network. To improve accessibility and create the right infrastructure for safe transport, several major construction projects have started in the Antwerp region over the last year. In the short term, this has led to a challenging mobility situation and traffic disruption in certain areas.

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UPDATED – Agenda: Shipping Working Party (21 November 2017)

Update: A revised agenda has been published.

The agenda items include examinations of revised draft information papers and presentation and first examinations of Commission Staff Working Documents in Preparation of IMO/PPR 5 (London, 5-9 February 2018) and an examination of the draft high-level agreements adapted indicative maps of neighbouring countries, to be signed on behalf of the European Union with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.

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Official Journal (L Series): Decisions of the EEA Joint Committee of 29 April 2016 amending Annexes to the EEA Agreement

Several decisions of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annexes to the EEA Agreement, concerning energy, climate & environment, digital, trade, and transport policy.

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Press Release: PORTIS pairs up Ningbo and Constanta in the name of sustainable mobility

On 30 October 2017, the “China (Ningbo) – Romania Industry and Logistics Cooperation Forum” took place in Constanta. Constanta is one of the five PORTIS Living Lab cities, whilst Ningbo is the project’s follower city. The aim of the event was to identify the local business opportunities for future inward-bound investment from China that would contribute to the sustainable urban development of the Constanta Municipality and Port of Constanta.

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Press Release: New European digital transport projects launched in Tallinn

European Commissioner for Transport and Mobility Violeta Bulc launched 15 projects co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility programme (CEF) at the Digital Transport Days in Tallinn today. The projects are expected to develop digital solutions and upgrade the European rail, road, maritime and air transport network. These projects were selected for funding via a competitive call for proposals that will in total invest €2.7 billion in 152 key transport projects across the EU.

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Press Release: State aid: Commission approves Belgian tax measures for maritime transport

The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules the prolongation until end 2022 of various Belgian support measures for maritime transport. The scheme encourages shipping companies to register their ships in Europe and so ensure higher social, environmental and safety standards.

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Official Journal (C Series): Notice for the attention of the shipowner of the vessel CAPRICORN, which is designated by the list referred to in point (h) of Article 1 and in Article 15 of Council Regulation (EU) 2016/44, imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against vessels by the Sanctions Committee or the UN Security Council in accordance with paragraph 11 of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2146 (2014). The listing has been renewed until 18 January 2018 and amended and by virtue of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1974

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Voting Result: Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 98/41/EC on the registration of persons sailing on board passenger ships operating to or from ports of the Member States of the Community and amending Directive 2010/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on reporting formalities for ships arriving in and/or departing from ports of the Member States (First reading)

− Adoption of the legislative act 3569th meeting of the COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs) 23 October 2017, Luxembourg.

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