Road Transport

Brussels Agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 16 - 20 December 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include final trialogue negotiations on tobacco, GMO authorisation and democratic process, winding up failing banks and protecting taxpayers, EU car emissions rules, railway safety, investment products and commodity speculation, cloning and food production, tackling air pollution at EU level


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Brussels Agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 25 - 29 November 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include sexual and reproductive health and rights, railway safety, European investigation order, rules on car noise, honey labels, bee health and GMOs, sustainable reindustrialisation and competitiveness


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Connecting Europe

Claude Turmes


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Connecting Europe

Michael Cramer


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Brussels Agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 4 - 8 November 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include Limiting CO2 emissions from vans, Reducing the use of plastic bags, Forcing through GMO authorisations, A pollinator-friendly agricultural model: the way forward, Nuclear Transparency Watch: launch of a European civil society initiative to improve nuclear safety and transparency


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Car CO2 emissions

Merkel rides roughshod over democratic process in pushing for scale-back of emissions targets

EU environment ministers today decided to overturn an agreement already reached between the European Parliament and Council on CO2 emissions limits for vehicles for 2020. A legislative agreement had been reached to implement a fleet average for car CO2 emissions of 95g of CO2 per km by 2020 but the ...


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Brussels Agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 14 - 18 October 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include Boardroom quotas for women, European Parliament - ending the multi-seat operation, Rules governing EU funds, Cloud computing: an opportunity for Europe? Product safety for consumers, EU car emissions rules in the balance, World Food Day – Green campaign launch


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Clean air - it´s your move

Sustainable 2wheels 2013


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Rethink EU transport infrastructure

Stop unsustainable XXL projects and focus on European added-value

WHAT ARE THE TEN-T? The Trans-European Transport Networks (TEN-T) are a project of the European Union to co-fund the establishment of a transport infrastructure connecting all EU Member States. Ever since its first conception however, a contradiction exists between the number and size of projects an...


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Reducing transport noise

THE HEALTH AND LIFE QUALITY OF MORE THAN  70 MILLION EU CITIZENS ARE PUT AT STAKE BY HARMFUL NOISE LEVELS FROM ROAD, RAIL AND AIRCRAFT THE CURRENT SITUATION EU legislation is currently divided into transport aspects (reducing noise at the source) and environmental policy (passive protectio...


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Let the cities decide!

Road safety, quality of life and climate protection

Speeding is the number one reason for accidents on European roads. A default speed limit of 30 km/h (20 mph) in residential areas would » halve the braking distance and reaction time, » reduce fatal accidents by 42% The likelihood of an accident being fatal for pedestrians and cyclists is » 10% ...


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Lorries

What can we do? What can EU legislation do?

WHAT ARE THE DIFFICULTIES THAT NEED TO BE ADDRESSED? Lorries make up only 3% of registered vehicles.But they are: » Dirty: Almost 20% of all CO2 emissions in the EU come from road transport» Dangerous: twice as likely to kill than cars» Congesting: responsible for 20% of traffic jams» Expensive ...


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