Road Transport

Mega trucks

Commission's planned u-turn on gigaliners incompatible with EU law

EU transport commissioner Siim Kallas is set to announce a reversal of EU policy on heavier and longer trucks, so-called gigaliners, with a view to legalising their cross-border use. The commissioner is set to propose a completely new interpretation of the existing EU legislation (Directive 96/53/EC...

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Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary session Strasbourg 12-15 December 2011

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week in Strasbourg included the EU-Morocco fisheries agreement, ITER nuclear fusion and EU funds, single EU work permit, criminal proceedings and the right to information, the Euro crisis, banning environment-damaging phosphates and many others

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Transport policy

EP calls for binding CO2 reduction target for transport sector

The European Parliament today adopted a report outlining its position on the Commission's proposed 'Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area'. After the vote, Green transport spokesperson Michael Cramer said: "The EP has today made clear that the transport sector must accept its share of ef...

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EU transport networks

Commission proposals fall short of ensuring sustainable transport projects

The European Commission today presented proposals on the future direction of European TEN-T transport networks. The Greens are concerned that the proposals will not ensure that large-scale transport network projects are consistent with the EU's sustainability, climate change and environmental goals....

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Plenary Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary session in Strasbourg 26-29 September 2011

The Green priorities for the plenary session were the situation in Palestine, the economic governance package of legislation, the EU-Morocco fisheries agreement and Western Sahara, road safety, the debate on the State of the Union...

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Road safety

EP calls for tougher urban speed limits

The European Parliament today adopted a report on improving road safety in Europe. The Greens welcomed the outcome, notably the support of MEPs for a long-standing Green proposal, recommending the introduction of a Europe-wide 30 km/h speed limit in urban areas. After the vote, UK Green Euro MP Keit...

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EU cohesion funds

Poland revises plans on EU funds for railway sector

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EU cohesion funds back on track

Poland revises plans on funds for railway sector

  According to reports, the Polish government has changed its mind about proposals to redirect €1.2 billion in cohesion funds from rail to road projects. The money will now be spent, as originally foreseen, on the modernisation and maintenance of existing rail infrastructure. The Gr...

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Green Round-up

Debriefing of the week including plenary session in Brussels (22-23 June 2011)

For the Greens, the main highlights of the week were the debates and votes on the economic governance pack legislation, on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy, on spent fuel and radiactive waste and on strenghtening the consumer rights. Two committee votes - on implementation of EU legislation and on road safety in Europe - were also on the agenda.

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Road safety

Call for EU speed and alcohol limits welcome step for improving road safety across Europe

The European Parliament transport committee today adopted a report on improving road safety in Europe. The Greens welcomed the outcome, notably the support of MEPs for two important Green proposals, recommending the introduction of a Europe wide 30 km/h speed limit in urban areas and for an EU-wide ...

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The Greens/EFA and EMAS

Greening the European Parliament

Our group has pushed for EMAS policies from the very beginning. There have been a number of successes along the way, but there is still a great deal of work to do. Find out about what we are doing internally, as well as the policies that we continue to push for the European Parliament as a whole to adopt.

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