Newsletters

12 January 2024
BELGIAN PRESIDENCY OF THE COUNCIL KICKS OFF
Belgium assumed the rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU on 1 January. In the field of transport, as outlined in the Presidency’s work programme, the Presidency will focus on decarbonising the EU transport sector and promoting sustainable and active modes of transport, while ensuring a level playing field with third countries.
21 December 2023
CLECAT Newsletter 2023/37
21 December 2023
EIB PROVIDES €41 MILLION LOAN TO MOLDOVA TO ENHANCE SOLIDARITY LANES
On 15 December, the European Investment Bank (EIB) announced that it will provide a loan of €41.2 million to Moldova, which will be invested to improve internal transport connections and fostering long-term economic benefits for the wider region.
21 December 2023
EC AND WESTERN BALKAN TRANSPORT MINISTERS MEET
On 12 December, transport ministers from the Western Balkans, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, as well as the European Commission, gathered at the annual Ministerial Council Meeting of the Transport Community in Skopje, North Macedonia.
21 December 2023
EC RAISES CEILINGS FOR SMALL AMOUNTS OF STATE AID
On 13 December, the European Commission adopted a Regulation amending the general rules for small amounts of aid (de minimis Regulation) which exempt small aid amounts from EU State aid control since they are deemed to have no impact on competition and trade in the Single Market.
21 December 2023
ECA REPORT ON EU BIOFUELS POLICY
On 13 December, the European Court of Auditors issued a report analysing the EU’s support for biofuels to cut transport emissions, and found that the ever-shifting web of policies have led to an unclear road ahead for the fuels.
21 December 2023
COUNCIL AND PARLIAMENT REACH AGREEMENT ON EURO 7
On 18 December, the European Parliament and the Council of the EU reached a provisional agreement on new EU rules for type-approval and market surveillance of motor vehicles, also known as Euro 7.
21 December 2023
PAN-EURO-MEDITERRANEAN COUNTRIES ADOPT NEW RULES OF ORIGIN
In a significant move to bolster regional trade, the Pan-Euro-Mediterranean (PEM) Joint Committee, on 7 December 2023 adopted new and modernised rules of origin.
21 December 2023
EC UPDATES CBAM NATIONAL COMPETENT AUTHORITY LIST AND Q&A
The European Commission has updated its Provisional List of National Competent Authorities (NCAs) for the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), adding two new authorities for Spain and Slovenia.
21 December 2023
EU ADOPTS TWELFTH PACKAGE OF SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA
On 18 December, in response to Russia’s continuing war of aggression against Ukraine, the Council adopted a twelfth package of new measures.