On 29 June 2011, the Commission proposed a new seven-year EU budget (Multiannual Financial Framework, MFF) that covers EU public expenditure between 2014 and 2020. This paper summarises the transport-relevant parts of the MFF and attempts to check whether it can help ‘decarbonise’ the transport sector.
Freight carried by rail is up, in particular in eastern Europe. The figures, from the European railway companies’ umbrella organisation CER, coincide with a report highlighting ‘significant potential’ for a shift to rail to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
This paper demonstrates why and how the EU should use the opportunity of the upcoming review of the EU budget to move its €13bn-a year transport spending in a greener direction.
Voters in central Switzerland have rejected a proposal for a second road tunnel through the Gotthard mountain.
A leading MEP has asked the Commission to stop Poland spending €1.2 billion of cohesion fund money on roads which has been given for improving rail transport.
Transport & Environment responds to the public consultation on the Project Bonds initiative.
A win/win situation in which spending by the European Union achieves better value for money at the same time as promoting more environmentally sensitive solutions has been put forward by seven NGOs, including T&E.
A report on concrete solutions to put an end to environmentally harmful subsidies within the EU Budget.
The city of Zürich has updated its planning law to remove the obligation for builders of flats to provide car parking spaces.
France has unveiled a new transport infrastructure plan that has a substantially reduced funding or road expansion.