Compromise Amendments: EP ENVI Committee on the role of EU regions and cities in implementing the COP 21 Paris Agreement on climate change

Compromise amendments 1-7.

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Event: EFSI stakeholders’ consultation event (Luxembourg, 8 December 2017)

The EFSI Steering Board has the pleasure of inviting you to the second EFSI stakeholders’ consultation event on Friday, 8 December 2017 at the EIB premises in Luxembourg from 09:30 till 12:00. The event will bring together a broad range of stakeholders, such as public authorities, umbrella associations, think tanks, civil society organisations and relevant social partners with a strong interest in the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) and whose input is highly valuable for shaping the EFSI policy and its implementation.

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Event: Quantum Technology for Transport (Wantage, United Kingdom, 8 February 2018)

Workshop where current Quantum capabilities and technologies will be outlined and explained. Quantum technologies and their promise of revolutionising technologies and capabilities have become a popular topic, but many do not understand what they can provide, and think they are too far into the future to be an asset now. The fact is quantum technologies are real, exciting capabilities are available now, and the UK has a privileged position as a leader in this area. KTN would like to invite you to attend our exciting workshop on the 8th of February at the Williams Formula 1 centre, Grove, where current quantum capabilities and technologies will be outlined and explained. If you are part of the Intelligent Transport and Mobility world come along to find out about the new developments in quantum technology that can provide sought after solutions.

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Event: Transport Practitioners’ Meeting (Oxford, 5-6 July 2018)

The Transport Practitioners’ Meeting started in the 70s as the ‘Summer Annual Meeting’ – a place for the small and growing community of Transport Planners to get together, network and share ideas. The event has stayed true to its roots over the years, becoming the meeting place for all transport planners, highways engineers, placemakers and urban transport designers. TPM brings the wider transport and built environment community together for two days of world class networking, idea sharing and lively debate.

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Agenda: Meeting of the EESC Section for Transport, Energy, Infrastructure and the Information Society (22 November 2017)

Agenda items include discussions on the Opinion on Statistics on rail transport (recast) and the Opinion on Vehicles hired without drivers for the carriage of goods by road. From 2.30 p.m. onwards a thematic debate will take place: “After COP 23 and the impact on the TEN Section policy areas”.

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Press Release: SMART Pannonia “Sustainable mobility and regional access in Burgenland and Western Hungary”

​The aim of the SMART Pannonia project is to turn Burgenland/Western Hungary into a jointly operating region again. An essential basis for this is the mobility of people and goods. In the last few years, intensive work has been carried out on the key issues of future mobility in the cross-border area of Burgenland/Western Hungary. Cross-border mobility projects promoted by the EU have provided the basis for direct cooperation both at the level of transport providers and at political level. It is now time to further these developments, building on the results of studies from projects which have already been completed.

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Press Release: EIB finances new suburban rail network in Tunis

With this new financing operation with the Republic of Tunisia and Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Tunisiens (SNCFT), the European Investment Bank (EIB) is increasing its support for the development of high-performance, sustainable urban transport infrastructure that is accessible to Tunisians living in the outlying districts of Tunis. More than 15 600 jobs will be created thanks to the development of this rail project, which will provide the city of Tunis with a new 17 km express transport system (Lines D and E).

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Press Release: EIB supports modernisation of Polish railways with EUR 650 million

From Gdańsk to Katowice, over 1,000 kilometres of Polish railways will be modernized and upgraded with the help of a EUR 650-million loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) announced today. EIB funds will help finance 15 different segments of railway infrastructure across the country, improving train speeds and passenger comfort, and saving nearly 50,000 tonnes of CO2 per year by shifting traffic from road to rail. The segments are part of the Polish Master Plan for Railway Transport to 2030. The works will be implemented by the state owned Polish rail infrastructure manager PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe over the period 2016-2023 and will be mostly located on the Trans-European Transport Network (“TEN-T”), including the core Baltic-Adriatic Corridor.

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UPDATED – Agenda: Coreper 1 Meeting (16 November 2017)

Update: An addendum to the draft agenda concerning transport policy is now available.

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

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Recommendation for a Council Decision authorising the Commission to open negotiations with the Swiss Confederation to amend the Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on the Carriage of Goods and Passengers by Rail and Road with a view to enabling the participation of the Swiss Confederation in the European Union Agency for Railways

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UPDATED – Event: UKTiE 7th Annual Forum (Brussels, 28 November 2017)

Update: The Programme is now available.

UKTiE’s Annual Forum is Europe’s largest gathering of senior EU policy and law makers together with the UK’s leading transport organisations. UKTiE’s 7th Annual Forum will take place on November 28th in the European Parliament, kindly hosted by our patron Jacqueline Foster MEP, Conservative spokesman for Transport. The theme for the Forum is “Clean, connected and competitive – how to modernise Europe’s transport system” and we are inviting key senior EU policy and law makers to join us.

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Event: Women in Transport – EU Platform for Change (Brussels, 27 November 2017)

On 27 November 2017, EESC President Georges Dassis and Commissioner Violeta Bulc will officially launch the EU Platform for Change aimed at increasing female employment and equal opportunities in the transport sector. The launch conference will comprise a session where participants will be able to have a better understanding of the functioning of the Platform, while reflecting on key topics such as the setting-up of targets for female employment, the opportunities brought about by innovation, effective initiatives to fight gender-based violence in the workplace and the feasibility of more flexible shifts to increase work-life balance.

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