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Korea trade agreement

The European Parliament today gave its approval to a controversial free trade agreement with South Korea. The Greens have expressed concerns about the far-reaching nature of the agreement, including provisions under which Korean car emissions rules have been manipulated to allow European car makers ...
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New rights for bus and coach passengers welcomed

SNP MEP and Party President Ian Hudghton has welcomed today's vote in the European Parliament to improve the rights of bus and coach passengers.  The SNP MEP said that the new EU law would be particularly important for improving services for disabled users of bus and coach services.  The n...
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EU traffic rules

EU transport ministers today reached an agreement on new EU legislation on the cross-border enforcement of traffic rules. This agreement will now be subject to negotiations with the European Parliament. The Greens regretted that the agreed rules were not more effective and urged MEPs to work to stre...
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Transport rights

An agreement was hurriedly forced through by the European Parliament and Council last night on new EU rules setting out rights for bus passengers (1). Green MEPs expressed disappointment with the deal, which falls far short of guaranteeing necessary rights for bus passenger. Commenting on the outcom...
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Future of Transport

How to design and promote a more sustainable mobility? How to more effectively harness already existing tools and technologies? How can the EU’s future transport policy accelerate much needed progress in this domain? This conference is a chance to hear the views and exchange ideas with other European players on approaches and solutions to…
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EU transport ministers today reached agreement on revising European rules on the charging of heavy goods vehicles (Eurovignette). Green MEPs welcomed the introduction of environmental charging for the first time under EU legislation but expressed disappointment that the agreement fails to take accou...
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Van CO2 emissions

The European Parliament environment committee today voted on proposed new EU legislation to limit CO2 emissions from light commercial vehicles (vans). Green MEPs criticised the vote, which weakened an already weak proposal from the European Commission in a number of key areas. After the vote, Greens...
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e-fa News Round-Up July 2010

The European Free Alliance (EFA) draws together political parties fighting for democracy and self-determination for the stateless nations and regions of Europe. European Free Alliance MEPs sit in a European parliamentary group with the Greens, making up the fourth largest group in parliament.EF...
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Emissions standards for Vans

The Industry Committee of the European Parliament today voted on CO2 regulations for light commercial vehicles. Commenting on the vote, Green MEP Rebecca Harms, President of the Greens/EFA group, said:"In voting for watering down the legislation on van emissions, a majority of the Industry Committee...
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Working time for lorry drivers

The European Parliament in Strasbourg rejected a Commission proposal to change a directive on the working time of lorry drivers (1). The proposal aimed at excluding self employed drivers from the directive. Commenting on the result of the vote Green MEP Emilie Turunen, Member of the Social Affairs C...