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November Update: Transport

27 October 2017

A fast-moving time in the Brussels year, November opens with a Green Week and public holidays before getting down to business with serious policy discussion.

The Estonian Presidency continues to make its mark with a range of events and initiatives, but leaders are already looking ahead to next year following the publication of the 2018 European Commission Work Programme.

Meanwhile, the Brexit negotiations will enter a more pressured phase as the UK seeks to overcome the impasse that  threatens to damage domestic economic prospects.

Here, Darius Mikulėnas, DeHavilland EU's Policy Analyst for Transport, gives you the lowdown on what to watch out for this November.

What's on the agenda this month

by Darius Mikulėnas, EU Policy Analyst

In the road transport sector, work is picking up on the dossier examining emissions from Heavy Duty Vehicles with the ENVI Committee due to discuss its draft report on 6 November.
For maritime, the Commission is looking into the topic of ship recycling and will present its views in the ENVI Commitee in early November.
For aviation, the agreement on curbing international aviation emissions is drawing to a close as the ENVI Committee votes on the interinstitutional agreement on the dossier the week of 6 November.
On the topic of smart mobility, work continues on a European Strategy on Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems with draft report being considered by the TRAN Committee in the early November.

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Darius Mikulenas, Transport Policy Executive
Darius Mikulenas
Transport Policy Executive

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.