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?
Britain voted to leave the European Union in a referendum in June 2016. Photo: Justin Tallis/AFP
Britain voted to leave the European Unio […]

Britain ‘turbo-charges’ no deal Brexit plans

London – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government has hit the ground running and held a series of meetings designed to ramp up preparations to leave the European Union without a Brexit deal on October 31. Government departments and businesses made extensive preparations ahead of the original March 29 deadline for Brexit, but after two […]
ARCHIV - 08.11.2015, Hamburg: Container stehen auf einem Terminal im Hafen. (zu dpa «Statistisches Bundesamt zu Exporten August 2018» vom 09.10.2018) Foto: Daniel Bockwoldt/dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++
ARCHIV - 08.11.2015, Hamburg: Container […]

A global comparison of Europe’s container ports

Rotterdam, Antwerp, Hamburg: Europe's seaports are central hubs in the global trade of goods. Worldwide, however, they are only second-class - China's ports dominate here.
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.
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