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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas, responsible for Mobility and Transport, welcomed the European Parliament's vote today on establishing emergency call response centres for the handling of 112 eCalls. The eCall system automatically dials 112 - Europe's single emergency number - in the event of a serious accident. Speaking...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]EU-Japanese industrial relations were top of the agenda at the EU Japan Industrial Policy Dialogue in Tokyo, on 9 April 2014. The EC Director General for Enterprise and Industry, Daniel Calleja met with the Vice Minister for International Affairs, Norihiko Ishiguro at the annual meeting to...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Electric and hybrid cars will have to generate noise to make them safer for pedestrians, especially the visually impaired, the European Parliament says. MEPs agreed that in future the vehicles must be fitted with devices to make them "sound similar" to cars with combustion engines. The move...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]To boost the take-up of alternative fuels in transport, EU countries will have to ensure that enough refuelling and recharging stations are available to enable cars, trucks and ships using alternative fuels, such as natural gas and electricity, to move freely on EU roads and...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The European Commission has published today an overview on contributions received in response to a public consultation on the Green Action Plan for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), which the Commission is due to adopt soon. The Green Action Plan presents the SME oriented actions...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Yesterday the European Parliament adopted with a clear majority the roadworthiness package, a set of measures to toughen up vehicle checks and to widen their scope. The three directives that constitute the roadworthiness package concern periodic roadworthiness tests, technical roadside inspections for commercial vehicles and...