European Commission

COVID-19: A green exit and growth strategy for inland waterways

Representatives of inland waterway transport operators and workers, waterway authorities and ports addressed a letter to the European Commission, outlining a future of inland waterways. A future that sees the Green Deal as an exit and growth strategy out of the COVID-19 crisis.

12 May 2020

ETF condemns the decision of European Commission to extend CBER

European Commission declared a four-year prolongation of the Consortia Block Exemption Regulation (CBER), now valid until 2024. The decision disregards a public consultation and reinforces the inequality and unfairness that is rampant in the maritime industry.

Press Release
26 Mar 2020

COVID-19: ETF responds to the EC Green Lanes communication

European Commission’s communication on the implementation of the Green Lanes does not provide the concrete measures that are needed to protect the transport workers who are on the frontline and who will bear the consequences of inaction. 

24 Mar 2020

COVID-19: ETF responds to the outcome of Council of Transport Ministers Meeting

In the wake of the informal meeting of the Council of Transport Ministers, the ETF has once again sent a letter to Commissioner Vălean. The ETF waited for the outcome of this meeting, in hopes that concrete measures to protect our transport workers would emerge from it. What emerged was the exact opposite, and we are extremely disappointed in the Council’s (un)willingness to tackle this safety emergency that poses a threat, which grows by the minute, for transport workers.

19 Mar 2020
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