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Over 40 organisations jointly call for a strong CEF II

Ahead of the European Parliament’s hearings of the commissioners-designate, a coalition of more than 40 European associations and organisations reiterated their call for a strong transport budget. The budget will be decided by the upcoming negotiations of the Multiannual Financial Framework. 

ESPO: The Ten-T review must recognize the new roles of ports

ESPO submitted its proposals regarding the European Commission’s review of the TEN-T Regulation 1315/2013 which kick started before summer. ESPO believes the new TEN-T guidelines should be adapted to recognise the role many seaports are playing in the field of energy and digitalization over their classical role.

EU Parliament boosts ‘polluter pays’ principle for ship waste management

The Transport Committee of the European Parliament adopted the Meissner report on the Port Reception Facilities and gave a mandate to the Rapporteur to start negotiations with the Council to finalise the text of the new law. ESPO welcomed particularly the proposal to strengthen the ‘polluter pays’ principle.

ESPO: More data harmonisation needed for less administrative burden

Despite welcoming the European Commission’s proposal for a Regulation establishing a European Maritime Single Window environment (COM2018 278 final), ESPO noted that it wants more ambition on the harmonisation of data definitions and data sets, while maintaining the existing reporting systems. 

Parliament supports removal of tax barriers for shore power

Voting the Ertug report, the Transport committee of the European Parliament pointed out that taxation has a major impact on the price competitiveness of alternative fuels and underlined that disparities in energy taxation for shore-side supply for ships should be addressed.

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