EU Presidencies

Memorandum to the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU

Memorandum to the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU

In this briefing, ETSC outlines its recommendations on the key EU road safety policy dossiers to be steered by the Bulgarian Presidency of the European Union in the first half of 2018. These include supporting the adoption of a new long-term strategic Road Safety Programme for the EU and pushing for the adoption of the delayed road safety legislation on vehicle safety and infrastructure safety management. The briefing stresses the importance of looking to the future and ensuring that Europe is prepared for the […]

Memorandum to the Netherlands Presidency of the EU

Memorandum to the Netherlands Presidency of the EU

In this briefing, ETSC outlines its recommendations on the key EU road safety policy dossiers to be steered by the Dutch Presidency of the European Union in the second half of 2015. These include preparing for the new EU roads package, including the safety aspects. ETSC welcomes the Dutch initiative to put automated driving, including its safety potential, on their Presidency agenda. Safety must be an integral part of increasing take up of automated forms of transport. The upcoming revision of vehicle safety legislation […]

Memorandum to the Luxembourg Presidency of the EU

Memorandum to the Luxembourg Presidency of the EU

In this briefing, ETSC outlines its recommendations on the key EU road safety policy dossiers to be steered by the Luxembourg Presidency of the European Union in the second half of 2015. These include preparing for the new EU roads package including the safety aspects. ETSC strongly welcomes the Luxembourg initiative to put soft forms of transport including walking and cycling centre stage on their Presidency agenda. Safety must be an integral part of increasing take up of these healthier forms of transport. The […]

Memorandum to the Latvian Presidency of the EU

Memorandum to the Latvian Presidency of the EU

In this briefing, ETSC outlines its recommendations on the key EU road safety policy dossiers to be steered by the Latvian Presidency of the European Union in the first half of 2015. These include securing agreements on EU legislation on safer lorry design, Cross Border Enforcement and prioritising work in new areas such as infrastructure safety. The briefing also examines the upcoming policy initiatives from the European Commission including progress towards the 2020 target and reviewing the Road Safety Policy Orientations 2011-2020, with recommendations […]

Memorandum to the Italian Presidency of the EU

Memorandum to the Italian Presidency of the EU

In this briefing, ETSC outlines its recommendations on the key EU road safety policy dossiers to be steered by the Italian Presidency of the European Union in the second half of 2014. These include securing agreements on EU legislation on automated in-vehicle emergency calling (eCall) and safer lorry design. The Italian Presidency must also strongly support efforts to reach an agreement on a new proposal on the Cross Border Enforcement Directive. The briefing also examines the main recent policy initiatives from the European Commission […]

Memorandum to the Greek Presidency of the EU

Memorandum to the Greek Presidency of the EU

In this briefing, ETSC outlines its recommendations on the key EU road safety policy dossiers to be steered by the Greek presidency of the European Union in the first half of 2014. These include securing agreements on EU legislation on automated in-vehicle emergency calling (eCall) and safer lorry design. We also examine the main recent and forthcoming policy initiatives from the European Commission including progress on in-vehicle safety technologies such as Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) for professional vehicles and alcohol interlocks for certain vehicle […]

Memorandum to the Lithuanian Presidency of the EU

Memorandum to the Lithuanian Presidency of the EU

In this Memorandum, ETSC wishes to outline its priorities on road safety for the Lithuanian Presidency of the EU and to present its recommendations on key EU policy dossiers. ETSC looks forward to see leadership from the side of Mr. Rimantas Sinkevičius, Minister of Transport and Communications, and the Lithuanian Government in improving road safety in Lithuania and in the EU. Lithuania achieved the EU target of reducing by 50% the number of road deaths between 2001 and 2010. ETSC has recognised Lithuania’s progress […]

Memorandum to the Irish Presidency of the EU

Memorandum to the Irish Presidency of the EU

This Memorandum briefly outlines ETSC’s priorities for the Irish Presidency of the EU and presents our recommendations on key EU policy dossiers. ETSC welcomes that the Irish Presidency of the EU has identified road safety as a priority, under the new Irish Road safety Strategy which is scheduled for adoption early 2013. We hope that Mr. Leo Varadkar, Minister of Transport, Tourism and Sport and the Irish Government will show their leadership in delivering road safety in Ireland and in the EU. This is […]

Memorandum to the Cypriot Presidency of the EU

Memorandum to the Cypriot Presidency of the EU

This Memorandum briefly outlines ETSC’s priorities for the Cypriot Presidency of the EU and presents our recommendations on key EU policy dossiers. ETSC welcomes that the Cypriot Presidency of the EU has identified road safety as a priority, in particular for action on young drivers, under the EU’s land transport policy. We hope that the President of Cyprus Mr. Christofias, Mr Efthemios Flourentzou Minister of Communications and Works and Eleni Mavrou, Minister of Interior will take a personal interest and show their leadership in […]

Memorandum to the Danish Presidency of the EU

Memorandum to the Danish Presidency of the EU

This Memorandum briefly outlines ETSC’s priorities for the Danish Presidency of the EU and presents our recommendations on key EU policy dossiers. ETSC hopes that road safety will be one of the priorities under land transport during the Danish Presidency of the EU, and that Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt and Ministers of Transport and Justice Henrik Dam Kristensen and Morten Bødskov will take personal interest and show their leadership in delivering road safety in Denmark and in the EU. Key issues, carried over […]

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