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The European Commission has published its latest ‘Mobility Package’ which aims to fundamentally modernise Europe’s mobility and transport sector. The main goal is to help the sector to remain competitive in a socially fair transition towards clean energy and digitalisation.

According to the Commission website, the proposals will improve the functioning of the road haulage market and help improve workers’ social and employment conditions. This will be done by stepping up enforcement, fighting illicit employment practices, cutting the administrative burden for companies and bringing more clarity to existing rules, for instance concerning the application of national minimum wage laws.

The Commission also intends to promote seamless mobility solutions so that citizens and businesses can travel easily across Europe. For instance, interoperability between tolling systems will enable road users to drive throughout the EU without having to be concerned by different administrative formalities. Common specifications for public transport data will also allow passengers to better plan their journey and follow the best route even if it crosses a border.

This first batch of 8 proposals will be complemented over the next 12 months by other proposals, including on post-2020 emissions standards for cars and vans as well as the first-ever emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles.  These proposals will further drive innovation; improve competitiveness, reduce CO2 emissions, improve air quality and public health and increase the safety of transport.

For more information:

Fact sheets:

Policy and legislative documents: (The relevant links to document will become active throughout the day)

  1. Communication: EUROPE ON THE MOVE – An agenda for a socially fair transition towards clean, competitive and connected mobility for all
  2. Smarter Road Infrastructure Charging – Revision of Eurovignette Directive (1999/62 – MOVE)
  3. Promoting the European Electronic Toll Service (EETS) – Recast of the Directive on the interoperability of electronic road toll systems in the Community (2004/52 – MOVE)
  4. Better access to the EU road haulage market – Revision of the Regulations on Access to Road Haulage Market and to the occupation of road transport undertaking (1071 and 1072/2009 – MOVE)
  5. Revision of Directive on the Use of Hired Vehicles for International Transport (2006/1 – MOVE)
  6. Enhancement of Social legislation in Road Transport (Revision of Directive 2006/22/EC on implementation of social legislation – MOVE  + Lex specialis on posting of workers in road transport, including specific enforcement measures – MOVE (in association with EMPL)
    • Commission Staff Working Document: Impact Assessment; …
    • Commission Staff Working Document: Ex post evaluation
  7. Enhancement of Social legislation in Road Transport – Revision of Regulation (EC) No 561/2006 on driving and rest periods and of Regulation (EU) No 165/2014 on tachographs – MOVE
    • Commission Staff Working Document: Impact Assessment; …
    • Commission Staff Working Document: Ex post evaluation
  8. Consultation document of the social partners on a possible revision of the Working time Directive (2002/15/EC)
  9. Innovation – Strategic Transport Research and Innovation Agenda (RTD/MOVE) (SWD)
  10. Multi-modal travel information – Delegated act under the ITS Directive 2010/40/EU – MOVE
  11. Proposal for monitoring and reporting system for HDV (lorries and buses) – CLIMA – building upon Proposal for certification procedure of CO2 emissions from HDV (GROW)
  12. Evaluation report of Fuel Quality Directive- CLIMA
  13. Follow-up to the review of Directive on Consumer Information on Fuel Economy and CO2 emission of new cars (1999/94) – CLIMA

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Source: European Commission