European Commission welcomes Stockholm Declaration on Road Safety

This week government delegates from more than 80 countries are discussing how to step up ambition and improve global road safety in the next decade.

During the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in Stockholm, Swedish Minister for Infrastructure Tomas Eneroth presented the Stockholm Declaration, stressing the need for continued, ambition in particular by working towards a new global fatality reduction target, as the current target expires this year.

European Commission welcomes Stockholm Declaration on Road Safety

This week government delegates from more than 80 countries are discussing how to step up ambition and improve global road safety in the next decade.

During the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in Stockholm, Swedish Minister for Infrastructure Tomas Eneroth presented the Stockholm Declaration, stressing the need for continued, ambition in particular by working towards a new global fatality reduction target, as the current target expires this year.

Call for applications for the selection of members of the sub-groups “Road markings & road signs” and “Methodology on road safety assessments & safety ratings”

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Register of Commission expert groups and other similar entities: Calls for applications

Call for applications for the selection of members of the sub-groups “Road markings & road signs” and “Methodology on road safety assessments & safety ratings”

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Register of Commission expert groups and other similar entities: Calls for applications

The posting of workers for the Netherlands comes into force on 1st March 2020

Netherlands

As of March 1, 2020, there is a duty to notify for employers abroad and relevant self-employed persons from countries within the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland who have a temporary posting in the Netherlands

This applies in particular to posted professional drivers and own goods transport is also subject to the new regulation.

They must indicate to the Dutch online notification portal what work they will be performing, the period in which it will take place and whether they are bringing employees with them. The arrival of all posted workers must also be notified. Countries within the EEA are all EU member states, Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland.

This applies in particular to posted professional drivers and own goods transport is also subject to the new regulation. The so-called “WagwEU” forms the basis for the reporting obligation, a law on cross-border work in the Netherlands that has been in force since mid-2016.

The online reporting is carried out via the portal https://english.postedworkers.nl/ of the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor.

From February 1, 2020, voluntary reports can already be made.

From March 1, 2020, cross-border activities must then be reported. Otherwise, there is a risk of fines. If the notification is not made or is received too late or is received only incompletely, service providers and their clients can be fined € 12,000 per violation.

(Source: Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor )

Enforcement of social rules in road transport: smart digital tachographs on EU roads since 15 June 2019

Since 15 June this year, trucks and buses registered in the EU for the first time must have a smart digital tachograph installed.

Enforcement of social rules in road transport: smart digital tachographs on EU roads since 15 June 2019

Since 15 June this year, trucks and buses registered in the EU for the first time must have a smart digital tachograph installed.

Mobility Package: final adoption of new rules to simplify maritime reporting and encourage the public procurement of clean vehicles

The European Commission welcomes the final adoption today by the Council of two "Europe on the Move" – initiatives: on trade facilitation in maritime transport and clean vehicles in public procurement.

Mobility Package: final adoption of new rules to simplify maritime reporting and encourage the public procurement of clean vehicles

The European Commission welcomes the final adoption today by the Council of two "Europe on the Move" – initiatives: on trade facilitation in maritime transport and clean vehicles in public procurement.

Call for applications for the selection of members of the group of experts on the smart tachograph

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Register of Commission expert groups and other similar entities: Calls for applications

Call for applications for the selection of members of the group of experts on the smart tachograph

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Register of Commission expert groups and other similar entities: Calls for applications

Road safety: Data show improvements in 2018 but further concrete and swift actions are needed

Fewer people died on European roads last year but more efforts are needed to make a big leap forward, according to new, preliminary figures on road fatalities for 2018 published today by the European Commission.

Road safety: Data show improvements in 2018 but further concrete and swift actions are needed

Fewer people died on European roads last year but more efforts are needed to make a big leap forward, according to new, preliminary figures on road fatalities for 2018 published today by the European Commission.

Safer Transport Platform: European Investment Bank and European Commission join forces to support investments in transport safety with special focus on roads

New investment support is part of the Safer Transport Platform, a joint EC and EIB initiative that addresses investment needs in transport safety in Europe

The “Safer Transport Platform – Road Safety Advisory” provides a “one-stop-shop” for technical and financial advice targeting road safety

Safer Transport Platform: European Investment Bank and European Commission join forces to support investments in transport safety with special focus on roads

New investment support is part of the Safer Transport Platform, a joint EC and EIB initiative that addresses investment needs in transport safety in Europe

The “Safer Transport Platform – Road Safety Advisory” provides a “one-stop-shop” for technical and financial advice targeting road safety

Road safety: European Commission responds to need for safe and secure parking areas for trucks

400.000 safe and secure parking spaces are lacking in the EU. This is the conclusion of the study published by the European Commission today. Cargo crimes are more frequent than ever, and about 75% of these incidents are happening when trucks are parked in unsecure parking places. As a response to this critical situation, both for drivers and cargo owners, the Commission is promoting safe and secure parking areas, making available CEF-funding and it is setting up an expert group to implement the agreed standard.

Road safety: European Commission responds to need for safe and secure parking areas for trucks

400.000 safe and secure parking spaces are lacking in the EU. This is the conclusion of the study published by the European Commission today. Cargo crimes are more frequent than ever, and about 75% of these incidents are happening when trucks are parked in unsecure parking places. As a response to this critical situation, both for drivers and cargo owners, the Commission is promoting safe and secure parking areas, making available CEF-funding and it is setting up an expert group to implement the agreed standard.

Call for applications for the selection of members of the single platform for open road testing and pre-deployment of cooperative, connected, automated and autonomous mobility

The European Commission has set up an informal group of experts, the Single Platform for open road testing and pre-deployment of cooperative, connected, automated and autonomous mobility.

The group provides advice and support to the Commission in the field of testing and pre-deployment activities for Cooperative, Connected, Automated and Autonomous Mobility (CCAM). The group consists of up to 100 experts, appointed for a period of three years.

Open call for applications for the single platform for open road testing and pre-deployment of cooperative, connected, automated & autonomous mobility

The European Commission has set up an informal group of experts, the Single Platform for open road testing and pre-deployment of cooperative, connected, automated and autonomous mobility.

Call for applications for the selection of members of the single platform for open road testing and pre-deployment of cooperative, connected, automated and autonomous mobility

The European Commission has set up an informal group of experts, the Single Platform for open road testing and pre-deployment of cooperative, connected, automated and autonomous mobility.

The group provides advice and support to the Commission in the field of testing and pre-deployment activities for Cooperative, Connected, Automated and Autonomous Mobility (CCAM). The group consists of up to 100 experts, appointed for a period of three years.