The Commission proposes new rules for the tachograph

The European Commission published a revision of the tachograph legislation in which it wants to make fraud more difficult and reduce the administrative burden. In addition, in the proposal the Commission also wants to make full use of new technological opportunities such as satellite positioning. With the new measures, the Commission intends to expect to save companies €515 million per year.

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Open data: exploring opportunities for open access to primary environmental data

Among the projects launched under the FP7 2012 call for proposals, the European Commission has opened a call for open access to primary environmental data. The aim of this study is to explore in a comparative manner across environmental science disciplines, the main barriers and opportunities related to open access (free of charge online access) to primary environmental data, notably from EU-funded projects but also taking into account national and local data.

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