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Oettinger challenges CSU on road toll plans

Günther Oettinger publicly oppose plans to introduce a road toll for foreign motorists in Germany.

Günther Oettinger, the European commissioner for energy, this week picked a fight with the government in Berlin by publicly opposing plans to introduce a road toll for foreign motorists in Germany. He said the European Union should instead set up a single European toll.

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Entre Nous pointed out in January 2013 that Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the Dutch finance minister, was unlikely to be shuttling between The Hague and Brussels by train now that he had become the president of the Eurogroup.

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Commission clarifies rules on maritime contracts You need an active subscription to read this article

New guidance is meant to increase legal certainty when awarding public service contracts for sea shipping within member states.

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MEPs finish term with marathon voting session You need an active subscription to read this article

The 2009-14 European Parliament term ended this week, and MEPs used the occasion to vote on 70 pieces of legislation.

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Only CO2 to be monitored from ships You need an active subscription to read this article

MEPs throw out provisions to monitor air pollutants as well as CO2.

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MEPs furious over Brussels flight paths

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.

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Parliament rejects megalorry expansion You need an active subscription to read this article

MEPs approve new safer lorry designs but block a Commission attempt to allow extra-large lorries to cross borders.

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Commission prepares plan to rein in lorry emissions You need an active subscription to read this article

Campaigners say latest draft backs away from initial ambition to set emissions standards after 2020.

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Netherlands and Germany have Europe's best transport

EU scoreboard finds best transport performance in northern Europe.

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EU public transport funds not delivering, warn auditors

European Commission should stop financing urban mobility projects unless sound plans are in place.

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    1. MEPs furious over Brussels flight paths

      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.
    2. Commission starts work on EU drone rules

      EU-wide standards for unmanned aircraft meant to alleviate safety and privacy concerns.
    3. EU public transport funds not delivering, warn auditors

      European Commission should stop financing urban mobility projects unless sound plans are in place.
    4. Only CO2 to be monitored from ships You need an active subscription to read this article

      MEPs throw out provisions to monitor air pollutants as well as CO2.
    5. Commission prepares plan to rein in lorry emissions You need an active subscription to read this article

      Campaigners say latest draft backs away from initial ambition to set emissions standards after 2020.

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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.

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