What's on the agenda this month
by Darius Mikulenas, EU Policy Analyst
As Austria takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, its focus moves to safety, competition and clean transport issues. The aim of the presidency will be to progress work on the Mobility Packages, funding of transport infrastructure, and competition in the air transport sector.
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As the institutions prepare for the recess, work is being wound down and proposals are in their final stages.
In September lead committees are expected to vote on their draft reports to the proposals in the Driving Clean Mobility Package. Similarly, Plenary is expected to vote on proposals comprising the second mobility package, particularly ones related to social aspects of road transport, in September or October.
In aviation, work will continue on competition and proposal 868 and on screening equipment. For maritime, key proposal on port reception facilities will see a vote on related draft report in early October. More broadly, work will commence early autumn on the third mobility package, including proposals on a Maritime Single Window Environment, and a set of proposals on road infrastructure and vehicle safety.
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Darius Mikulenas leads on the Transport, Security and Defence portfolio for the DeHavilland EU team. Darius has experience working with an industry association representing the Waste-to-Energy sector in Brussels.