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    Holidaymakers ‘forced to smoke’

    Air pollution is now so bad in many of Europe’s most popular cities that holidaymakers on city breaks may be smoking the equivalent of up to four cigarettes in a four-day...

     Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 20:11
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    ‘Break away from conventional thinking’ on transport technology

    The Commission has issued a transport and technology communication which calls on governments to ‘break away from conventional thinking’ in an attempt to boost new forms of transport energy to...

     Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 14:50
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    Are electrics really more climate-friendly than other cars?

    Fears that electric and hybrid cars are no better environmentally than oil-fuelled cars have led to a study which shows that electrics and hybrids are better over the whole of their life, but not...

     Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 15:30
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    Successful speed limit abandoned

    Spain is to abandon its temporary 110 km/h motorway speed limit.

     Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 15:27
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    Free car for child-free couples … and for the Pope

    Officials in the Indian province of Rajasthan are so worried about population growth that they are offering couples a free car if they allow themselves to be sterilised.

     Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 15:16
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    Survey suggests motorists are willing to compromise

    Most Europeans are prepared to compromise on the price and features of their car if doing so will reduce harmful emissions. That is the finding of a new Eurobarometer survey conducted in all 27...

     Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 16:35
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    Spain cuts rail fares and speed limits ‘to save money’

    Spain is reducing the cost of commuter and short-distance rail tickets and has cut its motorway speed limit from 120 km/h to 110 to help people save money following the sudden rise in oil prices...

     Monday, March 21, 2011 - 12:29
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    Sowing the seeds of smarter transport policy

    by Jos Dings - T&E Director

    Did we miss something? Last year, the European Commission didn’t propose a single new legislative measure to clean up...

     Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 14:23
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    First climate change commissioner targets lorries and cars for emissions cuts

    The EU’s new climate change commissioner is promising an initiative on reducing carbon dioxide emissions from lorries, and says the existing agreement to reduce CO2 emissions from new cars could...

     Monday, February 15, 2010 - 16:50
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    Securing the legislation is only half the battle

    Editorial by Kerstin Meyer, T&E Policy Officer

    It was Germany’s ‘iron chancellor’ Otto von Bismarck who once said, ‘Laws are like sausages – it is better not to see them being made....

     Monday, November 16, 2009 - 12:23