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No to gigaliners

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T&E is calling on the EU to make road user charges that include the full costs of pollution and congestion a prerequisite for the introduction of longer and heavier lorries, or 'gigaliners', now being trialled in several European countries.

T&E welcomes five new members

T&E welcomed five new member organisations at its AGM on Saturday 26 March. The Czech Transport Federation, Danish
Society for Nature Conservation, Focus Association for Sustainable Development, Slovenia and Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland joined as full members and Movimento Consumatori, Italy as associate member. T&E now has 49 members in 21 countries.

Happy birthday! But now let’s look forward, not back

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Editorial by Jos Dings

Happy Birthday, EU! It was 50 years ago this month that the European Economic Community was founded, and given the background
against which it began, it has been a great success. It’s hard to imagine now, but it was only 12 years after the end of the second major
war in 30 years, a war that had left Europe in tatters. The EU has been a tremendous success in getting people to the table rather than
the battlefield to sort out their differences.

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