This initiative sets out a common framework to calculate and report transport-related greenhouse gas emissions. It can be applied by both the passenger and freight sector. Transparent information will allow service providers to monitor and reduce their emissions and improve the efficiency of their transport services, and will enable users to choose the most sustainable option. Due date: October 17th.
Roadworthiness inspections of vehicles are essential not just for road safety but also for maintaining a vehicle’s environmental performance over its lifetime. Due to technological/regulatory developments, vehicles in the EU are becoming technically more complex. To keep pace, this initiative aims to adapt the way vehicles are inspected. Better exchange of relevant vehicle roadworthiness data at EU level is also needed to enforce road safety measures more effectively. Due date: September 28th.
The EU Agency for Railways issues safety certificates and vehicle authorisations valid in multiple EU countries; ensures an interoperable European rail traffic management system, facilitating implementation of a single European railway area; and contributes to technical harmonisation, rail digitalisation and seamless rail traffic, increasing the share of sustainable transport in line with the Green Deal. Due date: September 2nd.
The 2014 Guidelines on State aid to airports and airlines include a transition period (expiring in April 2024), during which operating aid to airports with less than 3 million passengers a year can be allowed (as it can be declared compatible with the single market). In view of the additional time needed to start recovering from the effects of the COVID-19 crisis, the Commission is proposing a short prolongation of this transition period, without making any other changes to the rules. Due date: July 21st.
The EU’s transport policy includes a harmonised certification scheme for train drivers that allows them, on the basis of certain minimum requirements, to easily transfer between EU countries and/or railway companies. Following an evaluation, this initiative seeks to improve the scheme by ensuring that it: is future-proof; keeps pace with technological progress & increased demand for international journeys; and makes the train-driving profession more diverse & attractive to young people. Due date: September 1st.
EU rules limit the use of certain harmful substances in electrical and electronic equipment in order to protect human health and the environment and ensure proper functioning of the internal market. The initiative will simplify and increase the efficiency of the current rules and improve their enforcement. Due date: June 16th.
Under the current geopolitical circumstances, many European companies are facing supply chain disruptions. As a follow-up on their recent survey that considered these questions, this platform would like to hear now from European companies about their ideas for solutions to build supply chain resilience. The survey is organised on behalf of the European Commission by the European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP), in collaboration with the Enterprises Europe Network. Due date: June 6th, 2022
Under current EU rules, commercial vehicles in the EU carrying goods or passengers by road must meet the allowable weights and dimensions. This initiative will evaluate if the rules ensure the smooth functioning of the single market, and whether they improve the environmental performance of these vehicles while safeguarding road safety.
The Commission has a legal obligation to evaluate how well the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has fulfilled its objectives, mandate and tasks. This initiative evaluates the impact of the regulation that set up EASA and established its working practices (Regulation (EU) 2018/1139) in ensuring a high level of civil aviation safety in the EU.
This initiative, the single market emergency instrument (SMEI), aims to put in place a flexible and transparent mechanism to respond quickly to emergencies and crises that threaten the functioning of the single market. The initiative will ensure the coordination, solidarity and coherence of the EU crisis response and protect the single market’s functioning, ensuring: continued free movement of goods, services & people; smooth-running supply chains; and availability and access to goods & services. Due date: July 4th, 2022.
The report on the Consumer Protection Cooperation (CPC) Regulation aims to evaluate how effectively it contributes to enforcing EU consumer laws; as well as to inform possible future reflections on how to strengthen the CPC pan-European enforcement network to increase cross-border enforcement no matter where a trader is based, tackle unfair practices affecting certain business sectors, and make the network more resilient in a crisis (e.g. COVID-19). Due date: June 27th, 2022.