World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims: EC unveils road safety figures for 2019

The 25th World Day of Rememembrance for Road Traffic Victims took place on 15 November 2020. On this occasion, the European Commission presented the final road safety figures for the year 2019. The statistical report shows a decrease by 3% of road deaths in the EU compared to the year 2018. The figures are encouraging, but there is a need to step up the efforts since 22,017 people still died in road accidents in the EU in 2019. The European Commission is already very active and works closely with EU countries and other stakeholders to reach its goal of ‘Vision Zero’ zero fatalities and serious injuries by 2050, pursuant to the EU Road Safety Policy Framework 2021-2030. Furthermore, the European Commission had also published on the same day a report highlighting the progress made by the Member States towards the EU target of 50% fewer road fatalities by 2020 during the period 2010-2019.

Further info:
European Commission’s dedicated road safety website
UN’s dedicated website on the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

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European Commission has unveiled its Work Programme for 2021

On 19 October 2020 the European Commission adopted its 2021 work programme. The Commission emphasises the collective effort needed to manage COVID 19 crisis and makes Europe’s economies and societies more resilient. The program is closely linked to the recovery plan for Europe to make Europe healthier, fairer and more prosperous, while accelerating its long-term transformation into a greener economy, fit for the digital age.

The programme contains new legislative initiatives across all six key priorities:
•    The European Green Deal
•    A Europe fit for digital age
•    An economy that works for people
•    A stronger Europe in the world
•    Promoting our European way of life
•    A new push for European Democracy

Background information:
Download the full European Commission’s 2021 work programme
Download the European Commission 2021 work programme – annexes
Read the related EC press release


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Website of the European Commission's DG MOVE:
  http://ec.europa.eu/transport/home_en