Transport

Transport is a key pillar of the single market, allowing for the free movement of goods and people across borders, as well as being a very important part of the free movement of services in the EU. The cost and efficiency of transport services directly affect trade flows, mobility and the competitiveness of European companies.

Yet, companies are experiencing that Europe is not yet fully connected and there are also significant regulatory barriers remaining, which hampers business opportunities, fair competition and ultimately growth and job creation.

Ensuring sufficient investment in future and existing infrastructure is therefore essential, establishing a solid foundation for transport in Europe.

It is also crucial to remove remaining regulatory, administrative and technical barriers in all modes of transport and avoid the introduction of new restrictions. Addressing these barriers and completing the trans-European transport networks (TEN-T) are fundamental for more efficient interoperable transport solutions and mobility.

Publications

Public letters Date
Trialogue negotiation on CO2 standards for new heavy-duty vehicles - Letter from Markus J. Beyrer to Cosmin Boiangiu 16/01/2019
Exemption of international transport operations from posting rules - Letter from Markus J. Beyrer to Antonio Tajani ahead of the July European Parliament plenary vote on 'mobility package 1' 21/06/2018
Barriers to road transport in the single market - Letter from Markus J. Beyrer to European Commissioner Violeta Bulc 22/06/2017
Road transport in the single market - response to ongoing consultations - Letter from Markus J. Beyrer to Commissioner Violeta Bulc 06/12/2016
Upcoming Commission communication on decarbonisation of transport - Letter to Rolf Diemer, DG MOVE 02/06/2016
The future of EU maritime, inland waterways and ports policy - BusinessEurope's views - Letter from Jérôme P. Chauvin to Fotis Karamitsos, DG MOVE 13/05/2015
Electronic road freight control system (EKAER) in Hungary: examples - Letter from James Watson to DG TAXUD 16/04/2015
Electronic road freight control system (EKAER) in Hungary - Letter from James Watson to DG TAXUD 23/03/2015
Business wants steady progress towards agreement on the 4th railway package at 13 March 2015 Transport Council meeting - Letter from Markus J. Beyrer to Anrijs Matiss 10/03/2015
Impact of the new German minimum wage law on transport operations and other developments in road transport - Letter from Markus J. Beyrer to European Commissioner Violeta Bulc 17/02/2015
New French and Belgian legislation on resting time for truck drivers - Letter from Jérôme P. Chauvin to Fotis Karamitsos, DG MOVE 15/01/2015
Fourth railway package - Letter from Emma Marcegaglia and Markus J. Beyrer to Maurizio Lupi in advance of the Transport Council meeting on 8 October 2014 06/10/2014
Revision of Directive 96/53/EC on the maximum weights and dimensions of road vehicles in the EU - Letter from Markus J. Beyrer to MEP Jörg Leichtfried in advance of the EP TRAN Committee vote on 18 March 2014 07/03/2014
Position papers Date
Digitalising and streamlining transport reporting obligations under the Third Mobility Package 20/11/2018
Transport infrastructure: the Connecting Europe Facility and the Trans-European Transport Network 17/10/2018
2017 Mobility package - Comments on road charging 24/11/2017
2017 Mobility package - Comments on the internal market pillar and social elements 24/11/2017
ICT and digital solutions for transport and logistics 02/11/2017
Road transport in the single market - identifying challenges and the way forward - a BusinessEurope position paper 06/12/2016
BusinessEurope comments on the European Commission aviation strategy for Europe 13/05/2016
Towards a more competitive EU aviation sector 08/06/2015
Business views on the future of transport in Europe 29/05/2015
Towards an ambitious agreement on the 4th railway package - a BusinessEurope position paper 05/05/2015
Business priorities for the future of transport in Europe - a BusinessEurope position paper 25/03/2014
Press releases Date
A bumpy road for EU mobility and road transport drivers 04/07/2018
Aviation Package is a welcome support to EU aviation sector 08/06/2017
Mobility Package: High time for concrete actions to support road transport 30/05/2017
Challenged EU aviation sector needs efficient Single Sky 07/12/2015
EU Ministers put planned railway legislation on right track 08/10/2015
Speeches Date
Taking stock of EU transport policy - the 2011 White Paper: achievements and challenges - Speaking notes for Michael Svane, panel 3 "Smart transport systems for the digital era" 12/11/2015

Contact

Jonathan Gray

Junior Adviser
Tel:
+32 2 237 65 36
Last updated: 15 January 2019