The new Silk Route Initiative brings opportunities and challenges for the European transport system. This research study analyses the Initiative, its impacts and prospects, as well as the EU transport system’s readiness for the Initiative. It provides conclusions and recommendations to the European Parliament Committee on Transport and Tourism to address the Initiative’s challenges.
In September 2017, the European Commission announced a renewed EU industrial policy that aims at empowering European industries to deliver sustainable growth and jobs. Despite the renewed momentum for industrial policy, many questions remain about the specifics of the proposed policy, the role of strategic value chains and the implementation of industrial policy on a national level. Our event will bring policymakers, key industry sectors and experts together to address these issues ahead of the new EU political cycle.
The existence of a national road safety strategy is a clear indicator that the issue is high on the political agenda. A well-crafted plan is a tool for authorities to identify the most relevant road safety actions, to focus their work efficiently and to assign the necessary resources. It also facilitates accountability and transparency, and helps to communicate road safety priorities to citizens.
Keynote speech by Henrik Hololei (Director General, DG MOVE, European Commission) on the potential of the full range of powertrain options for commercial vehicles to contribute to further decarbonising road transport.
Sharing opinions and connecting with others is important, as it helps to offer support to local and national authorities to improve the quality and uptake of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs).
Over 80% of people – 5.88 billion individuals – reside within one hour of a city. However, accessibility is not equally distributed across the development spectrum.
This note seeks to provide an initial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the European Commission’s impact assessment (IA) accompanying the above proposal, submitted on 8 November 2017 and referred to Parliament’s Committee on Transport and Tourism. The proposal aims to amend Directive 92/106/EEC (Combined Transport Directive, hereafter CTD) in order to improve its effectiveness and further enhance the shift towards intermodal transport, in particular combined transport, as an alternative to road transport, through simpler use of the regulatory regime and greater effectiveness of economic support measures.
The agenda includes items related to energy & climate, environment, trade and transport policy.