The French national rail company SNCF is taking a lead in adopting Galileo technology to boost customer services, in particular in its high-speed TGV network. With almost 50% of TGV trains already equipped with Galileo receivers, European GNSS is enabling improved customer information and traffic management.
The Government of Finland will meet the European Parliament President David Sassoli and leaders of the EP’s political groups in Helsinki on 6 September. The purpose of the meeting between the Government and the Conference of the Presidents of the European Parliament is to discuss the priorities of Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU and inter-institutional cooperation.
Oslo Harbor KF has signed a cooperation agreement with the Bellona Foundation. Bellona will partner up with the Port of Oslo to make the port emission-free, and will distribute the lessons learned from this project with the international community, allowing others to follow Oslo’s example.
In the EU in 2017, 50% of internet users said that they booked their holiday accommodation or travel via the internet. This share was highest among internet users in Luxembourg (73%), Finland (65%) and Germany (64%). Booking holiday accommodation or travel via the internet was less common among internet users aged 16 to 24 (41%) and older users aged 65 to 74 (47%). Internet bookings were most popular among those aged 25 to 34 (55%).
During the European elections in May, about 200 million Europeans elected MEPs to represent them over the coming five years in the new European Parliament. Those MEPs are organised into groups based on their political affinities. Find out about the priorities of each group in the video series created by the European Parliament.
Update – public versions of the decisions are available (cases SA.53054, SA.53055 and SA.53056).
The European Commission has found German plans to support the retrofitting of municipal and commercial diesel vehicles to be in line with EU State aid rules. The measure should contribute to reducing nitrogen oxides emissions by 1,450 tonnes per year, while limiting distortions of competition.
Update – the public version is available in the case register.