Press Release: EU transport ministers expect investment security for major projects

The European ministers for transport, who met in the Tallinn Creative Hub (Kultuurikatel) yesterday and today (20-21 September), confirmed that in order to realise major investments in infrastructure it is necessary to ensure the continuation of investments in the same manner as in the current period of 2014-2020.

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Press Release: EU transport ministers discussed ways to improve air connections

Yesterday and today, 20-21 September in Tallinn, the European transport ministers focused on ways to ensure better flight connections in the European periphery. Today, at 12.30, a press conference will be held, where the Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc and the Estonian Minister for Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kadri Simson will give an overview of the day. The press conference will be live streamed on the TTE event site.

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Press Release: The informal meeting of energy and transport ministers continues today in Tallinn

On 20 and 21 September, the informal meeting of energy and transport ministers is held at the Tallinn Creative Hub (Kultuurikatel). A more detailed description of the event can be found on the event page. Live stream videos are available under the event description, as well as on our videos page and photos of events can be accessed on our photos page or on our Flickr accountInformation about traffic changes in September.

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Press Release: Connecting Europe conference starts today in Tallinn

On 21 and 22 September, the Connecting Europe conference is held at the Nordea Concert Hall in Tallinn. A more detailed description of the event can be found on the event page. There will be a live stream of the event.

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Press Release: EU energy ministers meet in Tallinn, Estonia

EU proposals to redesign Europe’s electricity markets will be top of the agenda on September 20 in Tallinn, Estonia at an informal council of EU energy ministers, also attended by European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič, Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc, and Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete. Full article…

UPDATED – Comitology Committee: Written Consultation of the Single European Rail Area Committee

Update: The voting sheet is now available

The Committee was consulted from 29 August – 12 September 2017 on the Commission Implementing Decision on certain railway infrastructures in Germany to be considered without strategic importance within the meaning of Article 2(4) of Directive 2012/34/EU.

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Press Release: The informal meeting of energy and transport ministers starts today in Tallinn

On 20 and 21 September, the informal meeting of energy and transport ministers is held at the Tallinn Creative Hub (Kultuurikatel). A more detailed description of the event can be found on the event page. Live stream videos are available under the event description, as well as on our videos page and photos of events can be accessed on our photos page or on our Flickr account.

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Event: Southern Europe at the crossroads: are we making the right decisions about accessibility investments for the future? (Rome, Italy, 3 October 2017)

The ESPON transnational conference “Southern Europe at the crossroads: are we making the right decisions about accessibility investments for the future?” will take place on 3 October 2017 at the Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport in Rome.

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UPDATED – Comitology Meeting: Written Consultation of the Single European Rail Area Committee

Update: The voting sheet is available.

The Committee was consulted from 29 August 2017 – 12 September 2017 on the Commission Implementing Decision on certain railway infrastructures in Austria to be considered without strategic importance within the meaning of Article 2(4) of Directive 2012/34/EU.

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Event: Infrastructure Charging in Land Transport: Challenges and Way Forward (Brussels, 27 September 2017)

On 27 September 2017, CER, ASECAP and ERF are organising a high-level debate on the topic of infrastructure charging in European land transport. In particular, the event will focus on the Commission’s recent ’Eurovignette’ proposals on road charging.

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Press Release: State of the Union 2017 – Industrial Policy Strategy: Investing in a smart, innovative and sustainable industry

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Press Release: Tallinn hosts three high-level events in the area of energy and transport this week

High-level energy conference (Europe’s Future Electricity Market), Informal Meeting of Energy and Transport Ministers & The Connecting Europe conference.

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Press Release: Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of parking-facilities operator Q-Park by KKR

The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of sole control over Q-Park of the Netherlands by KKR of the US via purchase of shares. Q-Park constructs, renovates and operates off-street parking facilities. KKR is a global investment firm which offers a broad range of alternative asset management services to public and private market investors, and provides capital markets solutions for the firm, its portfolio companies and clients. The Commission concluded that the proposed acquisition would raise no competition concerns, because of its limited impact on the market structure. The transaction was examined under the simplified merger review procedure. More information is available on the Commission’s competition website, in the public case register under the case number M.8561(For more information: Ricardo Cardoso – Tel.: +32 229 80100; Maria Sarantopoulou – Tel.: +32 229 13740)

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Press Release: L’Union Européenne investit pour une mobilité propre et rapide en Pologne

97,5 millions d’euros du Fonds européen de développement régional (FEDER) sont investis dans la modernisation de la connexion ferroviaire entre les villes de Poznań et Pila, dans la région Wielkopolska au centre-Ouest du pays. Les trains circulant sur la section rénovée pourront désormais rouler à une vitesse de de 80 à 120 km/h, ce qui permettra de réduire de près de 50 minutes le trajet entre les deux villes. La Commissaire à la politique régionale Corina Creţu a commenté: “De meilleures connexions ferroviaires sont essentielles à l’activité économique du pays. En réduisant les temps de trajet et en promouvant un mode de mobilité propre, ce projet améliorera aussi directement la qualité de vie des Polonais.” Les 250 000 habitants du Nord de la région pourront rejoindre plus rapidement Poznań, la capitale régionale, lorsque le projet sera achevé en 2020. Plus d’informations sur les fonds européens en Pologne sont disponibles sur la plateforme Open Data.(Pour plus d’informations: Johannes Bahrke – Tel.: +32 229 58615; Sophie Dupin de Saint-Cyr – Tel.: +32 229 56169)

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