First results of the EU Transport, Telecommunication and Energy Council meeting of 8-9 June:

8 June 2017:

  1.  EU sets new target of halving the number of people seriously injured on our roads:

    The Council is setting a target of halving the number of serious injuries on roads in the EU by 2030 from the 2020 baseline, using a recently agreed common definition. Of particular concern is the number of pedestrians and cyclists killed or seriously injured each year.

    Today's Council conclusions on road safety endorse the Valletta declaration on improving road safety adopted at an informal ministerial meeting organised by the presidency on 29 March 2017. They will feed into the next EU strategy on road safety, which is expected to be developed for the decade 2020-2030.

    Read the full text of the Council conclusions on road safety.

  2.  There was an initial debate concernnig the mobility package unveiled by the European Commission on 31 May. "While member states are still analysing these recent proposals, they generally welcomed the Commission's efforts to clarify the existing rules and step up enforcement," said the Maltese presidency. "However, some key parts of the package will need detailed assessment in respect of their social, economic and in some cases also environmental impact."

  3. Training for lorry and bus drivers to focus more on safety – Council agrees its position:

    The EU wants to make professional drivers more aware of the safety and environmental aspects of their driving. Working towards this goal, the Council today agreed its position (a 'general approach') on a proposed update of the rules for the training and qualifications of lorry and bus drivers. The improved rules will put greater emphasis on safety and the environment in the training and will improve recognition of training received in another EU country. The general approach is the Council's position for talks with the European Parliament. Both institutions will need to agree on the final text.

    Lorry and bus drivers' qualifications – Council general approach.

View the full results of the Council session meeting held on 8 June.


Visit the website of the Maltese EU Presidency for more info. 



Europe on the Move: Commission takes action for clean, competitive and conected mobility:

View all documents related to the proposed road mobility package:



  • Public consultation on road infrastructure and tunnel safety; consultation period: 14 June 2017 - 10 September 2017. Click here for more.


  • Road Safety Newsletter 26 (May 2017) on the theme Malta Road Safety Conference 28-29  March 2017. Cllick here to download it.


Website of the European Commission's DG MOVE:  

Website of the Estonian EU Presidency

Council Presidencies up until 2020:

Bulgaria: January-June 2018
Austria: July-December 2018
Romania: January-June 2019
Finland: July-December 2019
Croatia: January-June 2020
Germany: July-December 2020



The next TRAN Committee meeting will take place on Thursday 31 August July 2017 from 9:00 to 12:30 in Brussels. The meeting will be webstreamed.

Click here to download the TRAN calendar 2017 (final draft)

Click here to download the TRAN Committee's Work in Progress (situation on 27.07.2017)

Cllick here to download the July 2017 issue of TRAN, the TRAN Committee newsletter


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