Road Transport

Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the Brussels plenary session 2-3 April 2014

Greens/EFA priorities for the Brussels plenary session included Car engine noise; EU nuclear safety rules; Europe's Magnitsky law; Emissions from aviation; Net neutrality; Clinical trials for medicines; outside the Plenary: Putin's Russia: USSR reloaded?; Bee Week 2014


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Car noise

Nuisance of noisy cars not tackled, as loud lobby wins out

The European Parliament today voted to confirm a legislative agreement revising EU rules on noise from vehicles. The Greens criticised the outcome of the legislative review, with Green environment and public health spokesperson Satu Hassi (MEP, Finland) stating: "The outcome of this legislative...


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EU truck size rules/monster trucks

MEPs put the brakes on gigaliner proposals

<xml> </xml> The European Parliament's transport committee today voted on proposals from the European Commission on EU rules truck dimensions (Directive 96/53/EC). MEPs voted to postpone a decision on the proposals from the Commission, which would have legalised the cross-border use of e...


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Brussels Agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 17-21 March 2014

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include preventing the spread of mega trucks, clamping down on corporate tax evasion, nuclear safety, EU communications legislation and net neutrality, posted workers, waste shipments, honey labels, bee health and GMOs, emissions from global aviation, Ukrainian crisis and the EU's response, right to water citizens' initiative, EU climate and energy policy in the balance


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Car CO2 emissions

German car manufacturers celebrating as EP votes to confirm scale-back of emissions targets

The European Parliament today voted to confirm a legislative agreement, revising EU rules on CO2 emissions limits for vehicles for 2020. The final agreement, which was forced through on the insistence of the German government, overturned an earlier agreement, which had been reached to implement a fl...


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Strasbourg Flash

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 24-27 February 2014

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary include Troika's flawed role under scrutiny, testimony from Edward Snowden to MEPs, tackling cars' climate impact, EU economic governance, aid for the most deprived, railway safety, privacy concerns with eCall vehicle tracking, EU-Switzerland relations, youth unemployment and the youth guarantee, tobacco and public health, EU judicial cooperation and basic rights, Indonesian rainforests and climate change, Ukrainian crisis and Europe's role, extreme weather and climate change


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Brussels Agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 10-14 February 2014

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include seed diversity and EU rules, preventing the spread of mega trucks, tackling airport noise, shale gas, fracking and environmental impact assessments, labelling nano-materials in food, mass surveillance scandal and the EU response, money laundering, terrorism funding and the financial system, a more coherent EU financial supervisory system, regulating shadow banking, Ukrainian crisis and the EU's role, genetically modified maize authorisation


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Van CO2 emissions

Missed opportunity for cleaner, more efficient vans

The European Parliament today voted to confirm a legislative agreement on rules setting CO2 emissions limits for light commercial vehicles (vans). The Greens expressed regret about the lack of ambition in the outcome, which merely confirms previously set limits for 2020 (1). Commenting after the vot...


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Strasbourg Flash

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 13-17 January 2014

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary include carbon capture and storage, climate-damaging emissions from vans, plastic waste in the environment, honey labels, bee health and GMOs, public procurement, public services and innovation, free movement for all EU citizens, data protection and EU-US relations, European citizenship, EU-ASEAN relations, GMO authorisation and democratic process, investment products and commodity speculation, Troika's flawed role under scrutiny


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Passenger Rights for All

09.01.2014

Greens/EFA conference

The conference will deal with topics such as barrier-free access for disabled and PRMs, carriage of bicycles with all transport modes, extra-ordinary circumstances, enforcement of passenger rights with justice, independent mediation bodies,...


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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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