Commissioner Kallas called for full engagement on the implementation of the Single European Sky

In the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC), the European Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas called for full engagement on the implementation of the Single European Sky, and for a positive cooperation between ECAC and the EU.

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MEPs asked the Transport Committee to review the proposal on groundhandling in airports

The European Parliament approved new rules governing decisions on how best to protect local residents against aircraft noise and allocate take-off and landing fairly and flexibly. However the proposal to further increase competition among groundhandling service suppliers at key airports was referred back to the Transport and Tourism Committee for further discussion.

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New EU rules for motorcycles and other light vehicles

With the final approval given by the Council, there will apply new rules for motorcycles and other light vehicles. Among the measures approved there are the fitting of advanced braking systems will now become obligatory for two-wheel motorcycles and automatic "switching-on" of headlamps will be mandatory for all light vehicles.

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The Commission warns that many member states are seriously lagging to achieve more efficient European airspace

The European Commission warned that it will launch infringement procedures against member states for all the Functional Airspace Blocks (FABs) which are not yet fully compliant with all legal requirements. It will also present a new package of legislative measures in Spring 2013 to accelerate reforms and ensure the full delivery of a Single European Sky.

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Over €1.2 billion to fund key Trans-European Transport Network projects

The European Commission published a set of Calls for Proposals under the 2012 Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) multi-annual and annual programmes, making €1.265 billion available to finance European transport infrastructure projects in all transport modes in all EU Member States.

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A new portal brings access to information and data on the Trans-European Transport Network

The European Commission has launched a new web portal to display updated information about the state of the projects and development of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T). The site includes satellite-based dynamic maps, as well as data, statistics and other interactive elements.

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