Transport

Transport is a key pillar of the single market, allowing for the free movement of goods and people across borders. 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, 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. Completing the trans-European transport networks (TEN-T) is fundamental for more efficient transport and mobility.

It is also essential to remove remaining regulatory, administrative and technical barriers in all modes of transport and avoid the introduction of new restrictions.

Publications

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
Discussion note for the meeting between European Commission Vice-President and Commissioner for transport Siim Kallas, and BusinessEurope Director General Philippe de Buck 21/10/2011
BusinessEurope response to the White Paper on transport 01/06/2011
Priorities for the future of the single market - BusinessEurope's response to the consultation on the Single Market Act 22/02/2011
BusinessEurope's priorities in the field of transport 2010-2014 - Note for meeting with Etienne Schouppe 09/09/2010
TEN-T: A policy review - BusinessEurope response to the European Commission Green Paper 27/04/2010
BusinessEurope's priorities in the field of transport 2009-2014 03/11/2009
Trans-European transport networks: a policy review - response to the European Commission green paper 27/04/2009
Future of transport pollicy 31/03/2009
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
Achieving a true internal market for transport 28/03/2011
Communication on the future of transport: more commitment from Member States needed 18/06/2009
Public letters Date
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
The Single European Sky 2+ Package - Letter to MEP MARINESCU 06/11/2013
BusinessEurope letter to EP TRAN on 4th Railway Package - 8 October 2013 08/10/2013
Competitiveness Council meeting on 18-19 February 2013 - Letter from Markus J. Beyrer to Richard Bruton, Irish Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation 13/02/2013
Single Market Act 2 - Letter from Philippe de Buck to Commissioner Michel Barnier 31/08/2012
Connecting Europe Facility - Letter from Jérôme P. Chauvin to members of the European Parliament TRAN and BUDG Committees 25/05/2012
Upcoming revision of the trans-European transport network (TEN-T) guidelines - Letter from Philippe de Buck to Commissioner Siim Kallas 01/06/2011
Public consultation on the future trans-European transport network (TEN-T) policy - Letter from Philippe de Buck to Commissioner Siim Kallas 13/09/2010
Working time of mobile road transport workers - Letter from Philippe de Buck to Edith Bauer, EPP Group 07/06/2010
Future of transport and volcanic ash cloud - Letter from Philippe de Buck to Commissioner Kallas 29/04/2010
A sustainable future for transport - Letter from Jérôme Chauvin to Mathieu Grosch, rapporteur for EP draft own-initiative report 12/03/2010
A sustainable future for transport - Letter from Philippe de Buck to Commissioner Antonio Tajani 30/09/2009
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
FERRMED conference "Long and heavy trains, the way to EU rail freight competitiveness" - Speaking notes for August Mesker 06/03/2013
The challenge of complying with severe emission cuts as well as rigourous security measures - Speaking notes for August Mesker in CLECAT conference 17/11/2011

Contact

Jonathan Gray

Junior Adviser
Tel:
+32 2 237 65 36
Last updated: 3 June 2016