The 2009-14 European Parliament term ended this week, and MEPs used the occasion to vote on 70 pieces of legislation.
MEPs voted on some 70 legislative items during this week's plenary session in Strasbourg (14-17 April), the last of the current parliamentary term. They rubber-stamped legislation agreed with the member states or set down the Parliament's position ahead of negotiations in the next term.
To deal with the burden the Parliament's administration added two extra voting sessions on Tuesday [...] Read more
Provisions to also monitor air pollutants thrown out by MEPs.
EU politicians this week used an airport noise vote to voice grievances over new Zaventem airport flight paths that send planes straight over the EU quarter.
MEPs approve new safer lorry designs but block a Commission attempt to allow extra-large lorries to cross borders.
Campaigners say latest draft backs away from initial ambition to set emissions standards after 2020.
EU scoreboard finds best transport performance in northern Europe.
European Commission should stop financing urban mobility projects unless sound plans are in place.
EU-wide standards for unmanned aircraft meant to alleviate safety and privacy concerns.
The change, demanded by foreign powers, will mean only intra-EU flights have to pay for CO2 emissions in EU airspace.
MEPs must decide whether to accept precedent of foreign powers 'dictating' EU legislation.
Ban on registering cars bought in UK and Ireland breached free movement rules.
MEPs and member states reach agreement on alternative fuel infrastructure but remove targets from Commission proposal.
MEPs to vote on ETS aviation scheme.
After tense talks, an agreement on requiring the improvement of national infrastructure for alternative fuels is in sight.
The European Union has been humiliated in its attempts to reduce emissions from aviation
Transport ministers moving slowly on rail reform.
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Special report: Rail transport
Published Wednesday, 12 February 2014
The EU faces a difficult task getting more people to take the train.
The EU is a long way from its goal of creating a single European rail market
Outside Europe there is a rose-tinted view of the continent's rail network, but the reality is harsher
A lack of investment is holding back growth in the European rail sector
Deutsche Bahn carries about two billion passengers per year. It is the largest railway operator in Europe, and it is getting bigger.
In the course of the EU's negotiations last year over its long-term budget for 2014-20, there were many cuts.
Train travel between EU member states is a headache for passengers and costly for rail companies
Regulators at national and EU level are turning their attention to anti-competitive practices
The EU has met obstacles in its bid to improve the rights of rail passengers
Europe's railways do not exist in a vacuum. The benefits from developing a long-distance rail network will be limited if there is not also good [...]