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Three quarters of all trips within their own country

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27.6.2019 – In 2017, EU residents made 1.3 billion trips with overnight stays that amounted to almost 6.4 billion nights. Theaverage trip length was 5.1 nights. Compared with 2016,the number of tourism trips by EU residents increased by 4%.Three quarters (73%) of all trips were spent within the country of residence (domestic trips), while one [...]

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EU invests in transport and energy sectors


24. 4. 2017 – EU Member States approved the Commission’s proposal to invest €22.1 million in seven actions that will help develop sustainable and efficient transport and energy infrastructure. They will receive funding from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), one of the key funding instruments of the EU’s Energy Union strategy to promote growth, jobs [...]

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Commission sets date to put standardised European railway signalling system in place


Today the European Commission adopted an implementing regulation on the new European Rail Traffic Management System European Deployment Plan (ERTMS EDP). ERTMS allows trains to run seamlessly across borders by replacing differing national technical systems. The plan sets new targets until 2023 by which about 50% of the Core Network Corridors shall be equipped. In [...]

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Digitalisation of the transport in EU


The aims of the EU harmoniztion of the transport is to increase efficiency, sustainability , safety, social inclusion and offer business opportunities.  Coordinated EU action is much needed for the implementation of the digitalization of the transport in the EU. The Commission’s transport Strategy Plan is to stimulate the use of digital technologies of the [...]

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Refugee crisis and the transport sector – lack of the European approach putting mobility and economic growth in the EU at risk

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The EU transport sector is being negatively affected by the current refugee and migration crisis Europe is facing, the European Commissioner for transport Violeta Bulc stated during an ALDE group hearing held in the European Parliament today. Hosted by ALDE MEPs Matthijs Van Miltenburg and Angelika Mlinar, the discussion brought together MEPs, stakeholders and key [...]

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Green light for the Slovene Commissioner


On the 21 October, the all-party parliamentary transport committee gave the green light to Violeta Bulc becoming commissioner for transport. Socialists and Democrats acknowledged that she performed well at her hearing yesterday, considering how little time she had to prepare for it. They said that they expect the transport commissioner to follow the line and [...]

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