Following a call from France, the European Commission is today mobilising €9.8 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help former workers of Air France, the French airline company, find new jobs.
“The European Commission needs to adopt a strong industrial and manufacturing policy based on reciprocity, otherwise our European maritime technology industry won’t survive competition from Asian shipyards,” warned Marian Krzaklewski, rapporteur of the EESC opinion on the LeaderSHIP strategy, adopted at its plenary session on 19 April
This in-depth analysis investigates the economic feasibility and cost of creating national road enforcement databases following the introduction of new smart tachographs (so-called “Generation 2” digital tachographs) into the EU road haulage market. Two scenarios are considered: the first includes building new databases capable of handling new smart tachograph data, and the second mainly relies on upgrading existing databases for this new usage (such as Tachonet, the European Register of Road Transport Undertakings (ERRU), or the Vehicle Information Platform (VIP) based on EUCARIS). Two options are also analysed: the first includes retrofitting the whole fleet of Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) and buses from year 1, and the second is based on a more gradual introduction of new smart tachographs, only for new vehicles.
General Affairs Council, 12 April 2018.
Draft Final Report – 2nd version
The Council today adopted revised rules on professional lorry and bus drivers’ training that aim to promote safe and environmentally friendly driving and improve recognition of mandatory training undertaken in another EU country. A provisional agreement on the directive was reached with the European Parliament on 12 December 2017.g.
On 11 April 2018, EU ambassadors approved the compromise text negotiated with the European Parliament on the revision of the posting of workers directive. The final adoption of the directive will come at a later stage, once the legislation has been voted in the Parliament.
A new study by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has reviewed the risks to workers when opening fumigated shipping containers. The study identifies significant gaps in preventive measures and makes recommendations that should be implemented to improve the safety and health of workers.
The agenda includes items in energy & climate and environment, transport, trade, food & drink and digital policy.
The event concludes a research project carried out by CEPS and will explore the impacts and contribution of low-cost carriers in Europe in terms of integration and mobility patterns. Following the rapid evolution and expansion of low-cost carriers in Europe over the last decades, we will consider their contribution to the European integration and mobility through various channels ranging from labour mobility and leisure tourism to regional cohesion.