Press releases

  • Professional drivers

    The Directive 2003/59/EC, o­n training for professional drivers entered into force o­n 10 September. From now o­n, all professional drivers will have to undergo training in order to minimise safety risks as well as reduce environmental impacts by cutting fuel consumption. For more details, see the European Commission press release here.

    Published on September 22, 2003 - 14:52
  • Public subsidies ruling

    31 July The European Court of Justice last week ruled that governments can pay subsidies for public transport without breaking EU competition rules, but only as long as they are for clearly-defined public service.

    Published on July 31, 2003 - 03:47
  • Revision of the Eurovignette Directive

    On 23 July, the European Commission adopted a communication o­n the revision of the Eurovignette Directive. The new proposal, long awaited by NGOs and other stakeholders, is a disappointment. T&E has called for its rejection by the European Parliament and the Council. It confuses the concepts of pricing and financing, does not encourage sustainable transport and, overall, is insufficient and unambitious in scope. For more details see the T&E briefing and the T&E press-release or contact Markus Liechti.

    Published on July 31, 2003 - 01:40