Stakeholder Press Release: NGVA Europe: Clean Vehicles Directive revision adopted in European Parliament

Following the provisional deal with the Council of 11 February, the EP formally adopted the reform of the Clean Vehicles Directive (CVD) yesterday. It will incentivise the market for zero- and low-emission vehicles by encouraging their use in public procurement.

Debates, Vote Results & Texts Adopted: European Parliament Plenary Session (15 – 18 April 2019)

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Comitology Written Consultation: Programme Committee for the specific programme implementing Horizon 2020 – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020) – Configuration ‘European Research Council (ERC), Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)

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Comitology Written Consultation: Programme Committee for the specific programme implementing Horizon 2020 – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020) – Configuration ‘European Research Council (ERC), Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)

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Comitology Written Consultation: Programme Committee for the specific programme implementing Horizon 2020 – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020) – Configuration ‘Smart, green and integrated transport’

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Briefing: Electronic freight transport information

The movement of goods in the European Union has increased by almost 25 % over the last 20 years, and this growth is projected to continue. A large amount of information accompanies this movement, exchanged mostly in paper format. Yet the digitalisation of information exchange could make the transport of goods much more efficient and reliable, and yield significant savings. As one way to speed up the digitalisation of freight transport, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a regulation on electronic freight transport information on 17 May 2018. The aim of this regulation is to provide for a fully digital and harmonised environment for information exchanges between transport operators and authorities.

Briefing: Access to the international market for coach and bus services

The European Union aims to ensure that road transport rules are applied effectively and without discrimination. The current rules governing the access to the international market for coach and bus services appear to have been only partly effective in promoting this mode of transport. There are still differences in rules on access to national markets, differences in openness of national markets, diverse national access arrangements and discrimination in access to terminals in some EU countries. In an attempt to address the issue, the European Commission adopted a legislative proposal on 8 November 2017 to amend the EU rules for access to the international market for coach and bus services. The proposal is part of its ‘Europe on the Move’ package, which aims to modernise European mobility and transport.

Agenda: Meeting of the EESC Section for Agriculture, Rural Development and the Environment (25 April 209)

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Commissioners’ Weekly Activities (15 – 28 April 2019)

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Event: The road to decarbonisation – Long-term biofuels policy in a changing EU political landscape (Brussels, 29 May 2019)

Update – registration is now open.

EURACTIV invites you to this high-level Stakeholder Forum to discuss how EU policy can better fulfill its long-term decarbonisation strategy and the role of renewable ethanol in this effort. And it will assess the effect a changing EU political landscape – new Parliament, new Commission – will have on policy.

Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă’s presentation of the 100-day stocktaking report of the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council

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Report: A study to estimate the benefits of removing market barriers in the shipping sector

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UPDATED – Press Release: EU, Latin America and the Caribbean: Partnering for prosperity, democracy, resilience and global governance

Update – the factsheet on EU-LAC relations is available.

Update – the speech by HR/VP Mogherini at the EP on the Joint Communication to the EP and to the Council: EU, Latin America and the Caribbean – joining forces for a common future is available.

The European Union is strengthening its political partnership with Latin America and the Caribbean by focusing it on four priorities – prosperity, democracy, resilience and effective global governance – for common future. The vision for a stronger and modernised bi-regional partnership focused on trade, investment and sectoral cooperation is set out in a new joint communication presented by the European Commission and the High Representative. This new partnership aims at working together in changing global and regional realities that require joint efforts to address common challenges and opportunities.

List of working papers (WK) distributed in the Working Party on Research in the first quarter of 2019

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Agenda: Working Party on Information Exchange and Data Protection (DAPIX) (8 May 2019)

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Press Release: IEA celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Energy Business Council with its largest gathering ever in Paris

The International Energy Agency on Tuesday held the 20th meeting of the IEA Energy Business Council, the overarching body through which the IEA interacts with the private sector.

Press Release: Read our newly launched Climate Emergency Manifesto

GUE/NGL, the left group in the European Parliament, is launching its Climate Emergency Manifesto.

Statement by Commissioner Moedas on the European Parliament’s vote on Horizon Europe

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UPDATED – Merger Case: M.9326 SAUDI ARAMCO / TOTAL MARKETING / SAHEL

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Press Release: Signature of Headquarters Agreement between the French government and the European Union Agency for Railways in Valenciennes

Mme. Élisabeth Borne, French Minister of Transport and Cabinet Member of the French Government, and Dr. Josef Doppelbauer, Executive Director of the European Union Agency for Railways sign Headquarters Agreement in Valenciennes today.

UPDATED – Event: GPP Helpdesk Webinar on Road Transport (12 April 2019)

Update – presentations from the above event are available.

New guidance developed by the European Commission on green public procurement (GPP) and selected best practice from the public sector will be presented and discussed during this webinar.

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