The statistical review presented in this report is based on data extracted from certificates and endorsements registered by EU Member States until 31 December 2016 and recorded in the STCW Information System. It represents a snapshot of the European labour market in terms of the number of seafarers holding valid certificates and endorsements in 2016. This is the third year in respect of which such data is available. In future reports, as more data is collected, it will be possible to conduct trend analysis that should hopefully contribute to a better understanding of the maritime labour force in Europe.
The prior notification has been published in the Official Journal.
On 31 May 2017, the Commission adopted a proposal for a directive on the interoperability of electronic road toll systems and facilitating cross-border exchange of information on the failure to pay road fees in the Union. It was presented within the context of the Commission’s first ‘Europe on the Move’ package that seeks to modernise mobility and transport. Tying in with the 2015 energy union strategy and the Commission’s 2016 European strategy for low emission mobility, and announced in the 2017 Commission work programme, the revision of the European Electronic Tolling Service (EETS) was presented together with the revision of the directive on the charging of heavy goods vehicles for the use of certain infrastructures (the Eurovignette Directive). In June 2018, both Parliament and Council adopted their positions on the Commission’s proposal, opening the way for interinstitutional (trilogue) negotiations to begin.