Transportation and mobility

The European Union in motion
Air traffic, inland waterway navigation and freight transport: Europe has also grown increasingly closer together in the area of transportation policy over the past few decades. But the EU now faces new challenges: Rising transportation needs, the transfer of freight traffic from road to rail, and the maintenance of infrastructure. Will the EU of today shape the mobility and transportation of tomorrow?
ARCHIV - Deutsche Polizeibeamte blockieren den Grenzübergang Moldau/ Neurehefeld im Erzgebirge mit einem Einsatzfahrzeug, nachdem die Einreise-Kontrollen aufgrund der Coronavirus-Situation verschärft worden waren. Deutschland gerät wegen der verschärften Einreiseregeln für Tschechien, die Slowakei und Tirol immer stärker unter Druck. Foto: Ondøej Hájek/CTK/dpa
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Germany extends pandemic border restrictions

Border restrictions banning the vast majority of people from entering from the Czech Republic and the Austrian state of Tyrol are to now remain in place until March 3.
Aircraft stored by Tarmac Aerosave at the firm's aerodrome in Azereix, southwestern France, on February 4, 2021. Photo: Lionel Bonavenure / AFP
Aircraft stored by Tarmac Aerosave at th […]

At the foot of the Pyrenees planes put out to pasture

Under the snow-capped Pyrenees, dozens of planes are lined up like toys on a shelf at one of several airports in southern Europe where parking planes has become big business
15.02.2021, Bavaria, Kiefersfelden: Federal police officers check the documents of car drivers coming from Austria on the A93 freeway near Kiefersfelden in the direction of Germany. Germany's tightened entry rules at the border with the Austrian state of Tyrol to protect against dangerous variants of the coronavirus went into effect Sunday night. Photo: Matthias Balk/dpa +++ dpa-photo-radio +++
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German entry bans cause ripple effects in Europe as hauliers tested

Germany introduces Covid-19 border entry restrictions, which have several consequences for the neighbouring countries and the European Union.
Electric vehicles (EV) charge at a charging station in east London on November 18, 2020. - Britain will ban petrol and diesel vehicle sales from 2030 as part of a 10-point plan for a "green industrial revolution" to be unveiled Wednesday by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)
Electric vehicles (EV) charge at a charg […]

Electric vehicle sales surge in EU amid Covid slump

Demand for electric vehicles soared in the EU last year as buyers took advantage of government subsidies aimed at helping manufacturers during the Covid-19 pandemic, an industry body said
Lorries from Scottish seafood companies drive past the Houses of Parliament in London a protest action by fishermen against post-Brexit red tape and coronavirus restrictions, which they say could threaten the future of the industry, on January 18, 2021. Photo: Tolga Akmen / AFP
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Scottish seafood sector takes Brexit protests to London

Scottish fishermen and seafood exporters rally in central London, parking slogan-bearing lorries near parliament in protest at post-Brexit rules they say are threatening the industry's future
Lorries disembark a ferry at the Port of Dover, southeast England on January 1, 2021. Photo: Justin Tallis / AFP
Lorries disembark a ferry at the Port of […]

UK’s Brexit plans to be tested as festive period ends

Britain faces the first true test of its Brexit preparations, with thousands of lorries set to make the Channel crossing for the first time since the country left the EU's single market and customs union
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