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Public consultation launched on the future of transport (01/07/2020)

Ever since the invention of the wheel, transport and mobility have played a vital role in the everyday lives of people and businesses. European transport policy is designed to meet their needs while minimising impacts on climate change and ensuring Europe reaps the benefits of digitisation. How can the EU best achieve these multiple aims? The European Commission is working on a comprehensive Strategy for a Sustainable and Smart Mobility. This Strategy has been announced as part of the European Green Deal and is scheduled for release before the end of 2020. The European Commission has launched this consultation to allow both stakeholders and citizens to comment and identify their priorities. This will enable the Commission to better understand how the EU can help the sector become more sustainable and competitive, more modern and resilient to crises. Consultation open until 23 SeptemberFurther info and feedback submission


Preliminary road safey figures for 2019: Europe's roads are getting safer but progress remains too slow (11/06/2020)

The European Commission published the 2019 figures of the road deaths (per million inhabitants), with -2% change 2018-2019. In the presentation of the figures Commissioner for Transport Adina Vălean mentioned: "No deaths and serious injuries on European roads by 2050. This is our goal. We aim at 50% fewer deaths, and 50% fewer serious injuries by 2030, and we know our target is achievable. The EU has seen a substantial decrease in road fatalities in the past, but stagnating figures in recent years. In addition, disparities among countries remain huge. We will reach our goal only through a combination of legislative measures, adequate funding, standards for vehicles and infrastructure, digitalization, and best practices exchange." Read more

2019 road safety statistics: what is behind the figures?

Graph: road safety statistics 2019


Speech by Commissioner Valean on TEN-T revision: first results of the stakeholder consultation, at the European Parliament (23/06/2020)  


Website of the European Commission's DG MOVE:  http://ec.europa.eu/transport/home_en  

Website of Germany's EU Council Presidency

Calendar of Germany's EU Council Presidency

Programme of the Germany's EU Council Presidency

Declaration by the Transport Ministers of Germany, Portugal and Slovenia launching the Trio Presidency (1 July 2020 to 31 December 2021) 

Relevant upcoming events:

Bridges Forum, 9 July 2020 (Berlin, Germany) - Click here for further info

Presentation of the programme of the German Presidency to the European Parliament's TRAN Committee, 13 July 2020 (Brussels, Belgium) - Click here for further info


Upcoming EU Presidencies up until 2022

Portugal: January - June 2021
Slovenia: July - December 2021
France: January - June 2022
Czech Republic: July - December 2022

The TRAN Committee will hold its upcoming meeting on Monday 13 July 2020 from 13h45 to 15h45 and Tuesday 14 July 2020 from 9h00 to 11h00 in Brussels. The meeting will be webstreamed.


Other useful pieces of information about the TRAN Committee:

Full list of TRAN MEPs

TRAN Coordinators

TRAN Calendar 2020 (updated 23.06.2020)

Work in Progress (on 30.06.2020)

TRAN Latest News

TRAN Newsletter

TRAN Studies and Publications

TRAN Committee website




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