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Transportation and mobility

The European Union in motion
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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?
The Toyota Corolla Hybrid was named the 2020 Green Car of the Year at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Photo: Mark Ralston / AFP
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Hybrid cars’ green credentials under scrutiny

Hybrid cars are increasingly popular in the European Union as eco-conscious drivers turn away from their more polluting counterparts, but environmentalists warn they're not as green as they seem
An obsolete vehicle is moved at the Indra Automobile Recycling facility in Romorantin, central France. Photo: Eric Piermont / AFP
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Auto sector shifts gear towards recycling parts, batteries

From ageing electric batteries to old engines to rearview mirrors, the auto industry is revving up its recycling efforts as it faces pressure to reduce its colossal carbon footprint
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says it is aiming for "net zero carbon emissions" by 2050, a bold but necessary goal according to its CEO Willie Walsh. Photo: Daniel Slim / AFP
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Zero net emissions by 2050: a huge challenge for the airline industry

How can passengers take 10 billion flights a year without contributing to global warming? The question of "greening" the international aviation sector by 2050 constitutes a huge task whose stakes can make the head spin, according to the airlines themselves
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European tourists boost sector, but can’t top Americans, Asians

European travellers helped plug a gap left by Asian and American tourists stranded at home by the pandemic, staving off a total washout this year for Europe's hospitality industry
An employee at a Nordisk Film cinema in Copenhagen checks the "Coronapas” of a customer as they come to watch a film on the first day that cinemas in the Danish capital reopened on May 6, 2021. Photo: Tom Little / AFP
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Picking up pace: Health passes in Europe

Health passes are increasingly being adopted by European countries and limit entry to certain public places to those who have been vaccinated, recovered from Covid-19 or tested negative
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