The Commission has said which trans-European network transport projects will qualify for funding out of the TEN-T budget. It advertised the announcement as a boost for sustainable transport, but there are environmental questions hanging over many of the schemes.
French, Italian and Japanese carmakers extended their lead over German rivals last year in the race to deliver fuel efficient and low emission vehicles according to new figures published today by Transport and Environment (T&E), the sustainable transport campaign group.
MEPs have voted to weaken European targets for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from cars. T&E says they have ‘lost their nerve’, and MEPs from the Green group called the vote ‘a massive setback for EU climate policy’.