Road Transport

EU transport networks

Patchwork approach to TEN-T will continue as deal struck on new rules

The European Parliament and Council yesterday evening reached an agreement on revised rules on Trans-European Transport Networks from 2014 on (TEN-T). Reacting to the outcome, Green transport spokesperson Michael Cramer said: "This deal will prolong the patchwork approach to European transport ...


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Climate campaign newsletter

Issue 64 - May 2013

In this issue : EP gets a second chance to save Europe’s flagship climate policy; Cars/CO2: new targets short on ambition; Environment committee backs speed limit for new vans; Bonn: various possibilities, no concrete steps; Carbon dioxide levels reach symbolic threshold never seen in human history; Arctic Ocean 'acidifying rapidly' according to new study; Markets are overlooking the risk of 'unburnable carbon'


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Brussels Agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 6 - 12 May 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include Hungary and democratic freedoms, EU funding for the most deprived, Weak targets for van emissions, New seeds regulation endangers genetic diversity, More transparent bank charging, Alternative responses to the ecological, economic and social crises, Energising Europe and Spain sustainably


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Car CO2 emissions/fuel efficiency

MEPs call for new targets for 2025 but fall short on ambition

The European Parliament's environment committee today voted on legislative proposals for implementing EU rules on CO2 emissions limits for vehicles for the year 2020 (1). The Greens welcomed the confirmation of the 2020 limit and the call for new EU limits for 2025 but expressed regret that MEPs fai...


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Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary week Strasbourg 4-8 February 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg plenary week included the votes on the CFP reform, car/vehicle noise, EU rules protecting endangered species, the debate on the future EU budget,...


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Car noise

Centre-right MEPs back noisy car lobby and weaken draft EU rules

The European Parliament today voted on proposals to revise EU rules on noise from vehicles. The Greens criticised the outcome of the vote, after centre-right MEPs backed amendments to weaken the draft legislation that was already low on ambition. After the vote, Green environment and public health s...


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Co-Presidents' session briefing

05.02.2013

Live stream 5th February 2013 | 14:00-14:20

Press briefing with Greens/EFA co-presidents Rebecca Harms and dany Cohn-Bendit on the key issues of the plenary session for the Greens/EFA group


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Strasbourg Flash

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

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary include CFP reform, car/vehicle noise, EU rules Protecting endangered species, Future EU budget


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Car noise

MEPs take timid step to muffle vehicle noise in spite of industry lobbying

The European Parliament's environment committee today voted on proposals to revise EU rules on noise from vehicles. While the Greens were in favour of even tougher rules, the outcome of vote would strengthen current regulations, albeit with certain loopholes. After the vote, Green environment spokes...


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EU transport infrastructure

MEPs vote to prolong patchwork approach to EU transport networks

Proposals on EU funds for cross border transport infrastructure projects from 2014-20 (Connecting Europe Facility), as well as defining the criteria for the selection of these projects, were today voted on by MEPs on the transport and energy committees (1). The Greens expressed regret at the outcome...


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Brussels agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 17-21 December 2012

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include controversial EU fingerprint database proposals, Fisheries policy reform takes step forward, Noise from cars/vehicles and EU rules, EU cross-border energy infrastructure, EU cross-border transport infrastructure, Tackling youth unemployment, EU tobacco rules and public health


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A fair deal for cars

06.12.2012

Conference and presentation of a study

Car use is an important part of daily life in the EU and it clearly creates huge benefits for the users. Naturally there are also costs for car mobility: obvious costs but also less obvious ones, such as costs arising from noise and pollution. We have therefore commissioned a study estimating the magnitude of these hidden costs of car mobility and the ways in which these costs are currently being financed. At the event we will present the study and hope to discuss the best ways forward to get a FAIR DEAL for all of us who use and pay for car mobility


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