# railways

The mayor of the Slovenian town of Nova Gorica Klemen Miklavic (L) and his Italian counterpart, mayor of Gorizia Rodolfo Ziberna, cut a symbolic ribbon to inaugurate the reopening of the border between Slovenia and Italy in Nova Gorica, Slovenia on June 15, 2020. Photo: Jure Makovec / AFP
The mayor of the Slovenian town of Nova […]

EU’s haphazard route to post-lockdown border reopenings

As European countries emerge from coronavirus lockdowns and lift travel restrictions, the EU has aimed to coordinate border reopening among members - but the process has been far from harmonious
A man walks along a private beach in Jesolo, near Venice in northeast Italy, on May 12, 2020 during the country's coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Vincenzo Pinto / AFP
A man walks along a private beach in Jes […]

Europe seeks to save the summer holidays

The EU has set out plans for a phased restart of travel this summer, hoping to save millions of tourism jobs threatened by the coronavirus across Europe, the world's top holiday destination
German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks alongside Finance Minister and Vice-Chancellor Olaf Scholz during a press conference after a climate commitee meeting at the Futurium in Berlin on September 20, 2019. Photo: Axel Schmidt / AFP
German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks a […]

Germany reaches 100 bn euro climate plan deal as protests heat up

German Chancellor Merkel's government reaches a deal on a broad climate plan for the country that commits at least 100 billion euros by 2030 to environmental protection
Lorries being hauled through a new Eurotunnel freight tunnel created to increase cross-English Channel trading of goods while maintaining security against increased illegal migrant activities, on October 20, 2015 in Coquelles, France.
Lorries being hauled through a new Eurot […]

UK to pay Eurotunnel £33m over no-deal Brexit contracts

The British government has agreed to pay Channel Tunnel operator Eurotunnel £33m to head off a lawsuit over extra ferry services commissioned in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
Two high-speed trains, a German railway Deutsche Bahn ICE (L) manufactured by Siemens and a French railway SNCF TGV manufactured by Alstom pictured at the Paris Gare de l'Est station on August 11, 2011. Photo: Jacques Demarthon / AFP
Two high-speed trains, a German railway […]

EU’s rail merger veto ignites spat over competition rules

The European Union's veto of an Alstom-Siemens rail merger has revived debate over competition regulations that some say are obsolete in the face of growing rivalry from Chinese giants.