In this short briefing, T&E presents its demands and recommendations for the ten most important transport and environment policy areas covered by the six months of the Austrian presidency.
Editorial by Jos Dings
The run-up to this autumn’s proposed review of the EU’s Common Transport Policy seems to be creating a wave of nostalgia for outdated and discredited transport thinking. Last month, an advertisement appeared in the European Voice newspaper from an MEP of the European People’s Party and an organisation calling itself the “Taxpayers Association of Europe”. This appears to be a grouping of pro-road interests, as it calls for two central objectives of the current CTP to be abandoned: modal shift from road to rail and the decoupling of transport growth from economic growth.
T&E has written to the EU transport commissioner Jacques Barrot expressing concern at statements he made last month suggesting that decoupling economic growth from transport growth could endanger the Lisbon strategy on economic competitiveness.
Download the conference programme - available in English, French, German and Spanish . Presentations given at the conference are now available to download. The conference proceedings can also now be downloaded.
A major half-day seminar linking the climate change debate on different transport modes to the broader EU policy context.
Timed to coincide with a new European Parliament, Commission, and an enlarged EU, this publication offers policy makers considered solutions to help restart sustainable transport policies.
Based on a T&E seminar held in Brussels on 19 May 2004, this report brings together social and environmental thinking, with a focus on the specific example of pricing.
The T&E conference on Sustainable Transport in Sensitive Areas was held 27-28 October in Vienna. Factsheets and presentations from the conference are now available to download. Click 'Read more' for further details.
T&E sets out the priorities in the field of European transport and environment for the second half of 2004, when The Netherlands has the presidency of the EU.
Proceedings from the April 2004 seminar on economic instruments, hosted in Brussels by T&E.