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EIB approves € 7.5 billion for COVID-19 response and investment in health, private sector, clean transport, education and energy

©VK Studio/Architectenbureau Robbrecht & Daem € 3.2 billion for COVID-19 public health, elderly care and targeted business support € 1.5 billon for clean transport, including electric vehicle, high speed rail and public transport Additional backing for higher education, renewable energy and urban development € 1.9 billion for health and private sector investment outside Europe The […]

UN seeks to build transport and trade resilience in wake of COVID-19

UNCTAD and the five UN regional commissions join forces to help developing countries tackle trade and transport challenges from the coronavirus pandemic. A new joint UN project is seeking to help governments and businesses keep transport networks and borders operational and facilitate the flow of goods and services, while containing the spread of the coronavirus. […]

State aid: EU Commission approves €9 million Italian State aid to promote shift of freight transport from road to rail in Genoa following collapse of Morandi bridge

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, Italian aid measures to encourage the shift of freight transport from road to rail in the area of the port of the city of Genoa. The road and rail infrastructure from and to the port was severely impacted by the collapse of the Morandi bridge […]

EU Commission – Tourism and Transport package Q&A

What is the Commission proposing today? The Commission package on tourism and transport in 2020 and beyond is composed of three guidelines and a recommendation to help EU countries gradually lift travel restrictions, allow businesses to reopen and ensure that people in Europe can benefit from a safe and relaxing summer after months of confinement […]

Tourism and transport: EU Commission’s guidance on how to safely resume travel and reboot Europe’s tourism in 2020 and beyond

Today, the Commission presents a package of guidelines and recommendations to help Member States gradually lift travel restrictions and allow tourism businesses to reopen, after months of lockdown, while respecting necessary health precautions. The Commission’s guidance aims to offer people the chance to get some well-needed rest, relaxation and fresh air. As soon as the […]

Coronavirus: EU Commission proposes measures to provide relief and flexibility to the transport sector

The Commission today adopted a package of measures to support companies in the aviation, rail, maritime and road sectors to deal with the consequences of the coronavirus outbreak. They will ease the regulatory burden and reduce costs for transport companies and may be followed by more proposals in the coming weeks. Commissioner for Transport Adina […]

UNCTAD – Ten-point plan to bolster global transport, ease trade during COVID-19

DOWNLOAD in PDF here COVID-19: A 10-POINT ACTION PLAN TO STRENGTHEN INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND TRANSPORT FACILITATION IN TIMES OF PANDEMIC The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is substantially impacting people’s lives and livelihoods and putting extreme stress on socioeconomic systems. International collaboration, coordination and solidarity among all is going to be key to overcoming this […]

State aid: EU Commission endorses extension of Belgian seafarer scheme for maritime transport

The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules the extension to new types of vessels of a scheme supporting the maritime transport sector in Belgium. Under the existing scheme, seafarers employed on self-propelled vessels registered in a Member State of the European Economic Area can benefit from a reduction of social security contributions. […]

COVID-19 containment measures in air transport

EUROPEAN COMMISSIONDIRECTORATE-GENERAL FOR HEALTH AND FOOD SAFETY Public health, country knowledge, crisis managementCrisis management and preparedness in healthLuxembourg, 22 April 2020 Health Security CommitteeAudio meeting on the outbreak of COVID-19Summary Report The HSC discussed a proposal presented by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for COVID 19 containment measures in air transport and in […]

State aid: EU Commission approves €5 million Lithuanian scheme for SMEs active in road freight transport affected by the coronavirus outbreak

The European Commission has approved a €5 million direct grant scheme to support the Lithuanian economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework adopted by the Commission on 19 March 2020, as amended on 3 April 2020. Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition […]