OPP Meeting Summary: EP TRAN Committee – Public hearing on Mobility package: Road charges (23 November 2017)

The summary of the committee’s hearing on the road charges aspects of the Mobility Package is now available.

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Third Report on the State of the Energy Union and its Annexes

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Press Release: Energy Union – the year of engagement

The third report on State of the Energy Union and accompanying documents, in addition to the Communication on the 2030 electricity interconnection target of 15% and 3rd list of Projects of Common Interest are available.

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Agenda: EP IMCO Committee Meeting (4 December 2017)

The agenda items concern digital and transport policy.

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Event: EU Refining Forum (Brussels, 1 December 2017)

The eighth meeting of the EU Refining Forum will take place on 1 December 2017 in Brussels. For the first time, the Forum will meet at expert level, allowing a more in-depth discussion of specific topics relevant to the refining sector. Participants will exchange views on various issues, including the Clean Energy for All Europeans package and the impact of internal combustion engines on urban air quality.  Full article…

Agenda: Working Party on Transport Intermodal Questions and Networks (27 November 2017)

The agenda items include a presentation by the Commission on Improving Military Mobility in the European Union, presentations by the Commission and exchanges of views on the promotion of clean and energy efficient road transport vehicles and on the establishment of common rules for certain types of combined transport of goods between Member States as well as a Continuation of the 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?”

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Transport Council (4 – 5 December 2017)

The Council will assess the progress of the proposals relating to market access and social aspects, part of the ‘first mobility package’ including new rules on the posting of workers in the transport sector. Moreover, ministers will hold a policy debate on the road charging proposals of the same package, including the ‘Eurovignette’ directive. The Council will look at the progress made on the proposed regulation on safeguarding competition in air transport. The Council is also due to adopt three sets of conclusions on the progress in trans-European transport networks (TEN-T) and the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), on digitalisation of transport and on the mid-term evaluation of the Galileo, EGNOS and the European GNSS agency. Other topics on the agenda include the presentation by the Commission of the second batch of its mobility proposals, adopted in November. These proposals relate to clean road transport vehicles, combined transport of goods, and access to the international market for coach and bus services. The incoming Bulgarian presidency will also present its work programme.

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Briefing: Moving forward with the Urban Agenda for the EU

Our towns and cities are home to nearly three quarters of the EU’s population, and most EU policies concern them, be it directly or indirectly. While the revised 2014-2020 cohesion policy framework introduced a number of new instruments intended to enhance the urban dimension of cohesion funding, a shared vision of urban development has gradually taken shape at inter-governmental level, accompanied by increasing calls to give city authorities and stakeholders a greater say in policymaking. To help guide these discussions, the European Commission launched a public consultation following its July 2014 communication on the urban dimension of EU policies. Its findings indicated broad support among city stakeholders for an Urban Agenda for the EU.

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Press Release: EU to support alternative fuel infrastructure in Belgium and the Netherlands

INEA Director Dirk Beckers and the Secretary-General of the Flemish Department of Environment and Spatial Development Peter Cabus launched today the €37 million BENEFIC project that will develop alternative fuel infrastructure in Belgium and the Netherlands. The project will receive nearly €7.6 million from the EU’s Connecting Europe Facility programme (CEF) to deploy a network of charging stations for electric cars, natural gas and Hydrogen refuelling stations, as well as onshore power supply points for inland navigation in Flanders, Brussels Capital region and the Netherlands. The infrastructure is expected to be in place by 2020.

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP TRAN Committee – Vote on Accelerating Clean Energy Innovation (23 November 2017)

The result of the vote on the adoption of the draft opinion is available.

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP ENVI Committee Exchange of views with the Commission on the state of play on 4th Real-Driving Emissions package (RDE4) (21 November 2017)

A summary of the exchange of views on the the state of play on 4th Real-Driving Emissions package (RDE4) is available.  Full article…

OPP Meeting Summary: EP TRAN Committee on Accelerating Clean Energy Innovation (22 November 2017)

A summary of the Committee’s consideration of amendments  is now available.

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Event: The green transition – EU and our regional shift to fossil fuel free transports (Stockholm, 5 December 2017)

Actions taking place in Brussels and in the European Union influence our regional transition to fossil fuel-free transports. How does the EU-level influence our possibilities to meet our regional targets – and how can we influence the EU? During the seminar, we will discuss the implementation of new directives and questions still on the table. How does the EU level influence our regions and how can politicians, public entities and businesses influence EU policies and cooperate with and within different networks connected to the EU? In what way does the EU and other countries policies influence the national and regional transition to a fossil fuel free transportation sector in Sweden?

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Agenda: Coreper 1 Meeting (22 & 24 November 2017)

Agenda items include energy & environment, digital, trade, transport and general policy items.

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Opinion: EP ENVI Committee on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (recast)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP JURI Committee – Vote on the Promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (recast) (21 November 2017)

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UPDATED – Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (recast)

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Press Release: EU Commissioner for Transport visits ACER

Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Transport, visited the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) on Friday in Ljubljana. Director Pototschnig briefed the Commissioner on the Agency’s activities and discussed with her the interaction between the energy and transport sectors.

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Inception Impact Assessment: Heavy-Duty Vehicles (HDVs) CO2 emission standards

The Commission is carrying out this consultation in order to be properly informed by public opinion in preparation for possible future legislative action in the area of CO2emissions from HDVs, the results of which will be published in a consolidated form.

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Written Answer to a Question: Why will Volkswagen not pay compensation to customers in the EU?

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Event: DecarbEurope 2017 Workshop (Brussels, 12 December 2017)

This workshop provides a dashboard overview of the 10 DecarbEurope technologies: what is their current status; what can be expected in the coming years, and how can these technologies be integrated into a solution to decarbonize Europe.

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Draft Agenda: European Parliament Plenary Session (11-14 December 2017)

The agenda includes items related to energy & climate, environment, digital, trade and transport policy.

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Agenda: EP TRAN Committee (4 December 2017)

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.

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