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11.10.2012 Upcoming CORTE meetings

The next CORTE Road Transport Working Group meetings will be hosted by the Cyprus Presidency and will take place on the 30th and 31st of October 2012. The CORTE Enforcement Working Group and the CARD Working Group shall meet on the 30th, with the Plenary meeting set to take place on the 31st. T...

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11.10.2012 The Infrastructure Summit 2012

On the 6th of November 2012 London shall play host to the Infrastructure Summit and along with it bring together 150 policy makers, businesses, academics and experts from transport, energy and digital communications. In light of the current economic issues in Europe, the development of infrastruc...

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11.10.2012 Public consultations - Stakeholder consultation on the Charging of the use of road infrastructure

In light of the European Commission´s preparatory work for new European Commission initiatives on road charging as outlined in the 2011 White Paper on Transport, the Commission has launched a public consultation where interested parties can submit their comments and so actively contribute to the ...

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11.10.2012 Public consultations - The urban dimension of the EU transport policy

In light of the recent developments made towards creating an EU-level action targeting sustainable urban transport and mobility, the European Commission brings forward a public consultation so as to enable interested parties to express their views and concerns with regard to the relevant challeng...

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11.10.2012 Commercial Vehicle Manufacturers Call for Newer and Cleaner Trucks to be pun on Europe´s Roads

Following the International Motor Show in Hanover, the commercial vehicle members of the European Automobile Manufacturers´ Association (ACEA) used the opportunity to underline the importance of introducing new vehicles on the road so as to be able to reap the full benefits of the most recent emi...

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11.10.2012 Commission launches 1st EU Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan Award for Local Authorities

In order to promote the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans among regional and local authorities the European Commission has launched the first award summing up to EUR 10 000. European Commission Vice President Siim Kallas underlined the importance of creating awareness by engaging citizens and sta...

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11.10.2012 Road transport: serious delays in establishing a pan-European road toll payment system

Following the 2004 EU decision to implement the European Electronic Toll Service (EETS) to facilitate toll payments across the Union by using a single on-board unit and a single service contract, the European Commission has underlined in a recent report that Member States need to step up efforts ...

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11.10.2012 Transport: EU grants almost €200 million to support key infrastructure projects

As the issue of infrastructure remains a major priority across the EU, the European Commission has recently chosen 74 projects set to receive EU co-financing from the trans-European transport network (TEN-T) directed towards several domains - ranging from construction and/or upgrading of current ...

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11.10.2012 Transport and Innovation: Commission pushes to accelerate development and market uptake of new transport technologies

Taking note of the importance that transport plays in Europe´s economy, the Commission launched an initiative aimed at coordinating and focusing European research and innovation in the field. The goal therefore is of speeding up deployment of new transport means and solutions so as to reach a com...

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11.10.2012 Urban Transport: Time to move sustainably

On the 17th of September 2012 the Commission Vice President Siim Kallas alongside representatives of the European Parliament, the Committee of the Regions and key stakeholders, met to discuss the future of mobility in European cities. The conference focused on three main areas – sustainable urb...

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