However, the person concerned must be duly informed of the decision imposing the fine and be allowed sufficient time to bring an appeal and prepare a defence.
The EU transport ministers will meet in Brussels on 2 December and the telecommunications ministers on 3 December. The meeting agendas include digital transport services, legislative proposals related to transport, 5G and the data economy.
The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) notes with disappointment a preliminary decision taken by the Council last week on the Eurovignette Directive revision that would allow retaining the scheme of time-based charging. This would hinder Europe’s efforts to clean up and decarbonise transport with a shift to low-carbon modes like rail. It would go against Member States’ green-transport rhetoric and the user-pays principle, which requires charging at least marginal cost (as also stressed by Parliament), implying distance-based charging.
Easyjet’s announcement that it will offset all emissions from its flights is a belated recognition that the aviation sector has a serious climate problem, sustainable transport group Transport & Environment (T&E) has said.
The summary of the hearing is now available.