EU regulation fosters air traffic management modernisation, but EU funding largely unnecessary

EU regulation has fostered air traffic management modernisation, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. But EU funding of projects was largely unnecessary and its management was affected by shortcomings, say the auditors. In 2005, the EU launched a programme known as SESAR to harmonise and modernise air traffic management (ATM) Read more about EU regulation fosters air traffic management modernisation, but EU funding largely unnecessary[…]

A new Strategic Innovation Agenda for 2021-2027 proposed by the European Commission

Today, the European Commission has proposed an update of the legal base of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) as well as its new Strategic Innovation Agenda for 2021-2027. The EIT is an independent EU body created in 2008 that is strengthening Europe’s ability to innovate. The proposals adopted today will align the Read more about A new Strategic Innovation Agenda for 2021-2027 proposed by the European Commission[…]

Abu Dhabi Roads Infrastructure – Connecting Cultures and Enabling Economies

From having no paved streets to building some of the world’s best, most modern, fully integrated and sustainable road networks and infrastructure, Abu Dhabi has undergone a remarkable transformation in the last 50 years. Today, the UAE capital has established itself as a key economic powerhouse, not just regionally but globally, by building and maintaining Read more about Abu Dhabi Roads Infrastructure – Connecting Cultures and Enabling Economies[…]

SIL BARCELONA 2019 HAS CLOSED A VERY SUCCESSFULL EXHIBITION THAT HAS PLACED LOGISTICS AS THE ENGINE OF THE WORLD’S ECONOMY

Pere Navarro, Special Delegate of the State at the Consorci de la Zona Franca de Barcelona, Galo Molina, President of ALACAT, Antonio Llobet, President of the International Association of Authorized Economic Operators Association, Anwar Zibaoui, General Manager of ASCAME, and Mohamed Alzarooni, President of the World Free Zones Organization, have signed the “Barcelona Declaration” to Read more about SIL BARCELONA 2019 HAS CLOSED A VERY SUCCESSFULL EXHIBITION THAT HAS PLACED LOGISTICS AS THE ENGINE OF THE WORLD’S ECONOMY[…]

EU’s innovation performance has been improving for four years in a row

Europe needs to deepen its innovation capability to compete on global markets and maintain and improve the European way of life, as called for by the European Council as recently as June 2018 and March 2019. That is why the Juncker Commission has set a new level of ambition for the EU and its Member States and Read more about EU’s innovation performance has been improving for four years in a row[…]

EU needs more wind and solar power to meet renewables targets, warn Auditors

The EU needs to take significant action to generate more electricity from wind and solar power and meet its targets on renewables, according to a new report by the European Court of Auditors. Although both wind and solar power have recorded strong growth since 2005, there has been a slowdown since 2014, say the auditors. Read more about EU needs more wind and solar power to meet renewables targets, warn Auditors[…]

EU rules for trucks and buses – must have a smart digital tachograph installed

As of 15 June this year, trucks and buses registered in the EU for the first time must have a smart digital tachograph installed. The tachograph is the tool installed in trucks and buses which records the activities of drivers. Its new features will improve greatly the enforcement of the EU rules on driving and Read more about EU rules for trucks and buses – must have a smart digital tachograph installed[…]

€5.4 billion support for production of electricity from renewable sources in Italy

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a scheme to support electricity production from renewable sources in Italy. The measure will contribute to the EU environmental objectives without unduly distorting competition. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “More renewable energy in power generation is essential for the future of our Read more about €5.4 billion support for production of electricity from renewable sources in Italy[…]

A General Approach on electronic freight transport information

EU Transport Ministers met in Luxembourg yesterday and agreed to a General Approach on the proposal on electronic freight transport information, which the Commission presented in May 2018 as part of the ‘Europe on the Move III’ proposal for a safe, clean and efficient mobility. Through this agreement, the transport sector will profit from less administrative burden Read more about A General Approach on electronic freight transport information[…]

Evolution of household electricity and gas prices in the EU

On average, household electricity prices in the European Union (EU) increased to €21.1 per 100 kWh (+3.5%), between the second half of 2017 and the second half of 2018. Nevertheless, the average EU household electricity price was only €0.1 per 100 kWh higher than in the second half of 2015, the former peak in the Read more about Evolution of household electricity and gas prices in the EU[…]

Drone operations now and in the future

The European Commission adopted EU rules to ensure increasing drone traffic across Europe is safe and secure for people on the ground and in the air. The rules will apply to all operators of drones – both professionals and those flying drones for leisure. Following the technical requirements for drones this is another key deliverable Read more about Drone operations now and in the future[…]