Brexit, innovation and decarbonisation, together with the European Commission’s Mobility and Clean Mobility Package proposals, topped the agenda in Brussels this week, as groups from IRU's EU membership gathered for two days of debate.
The EU Goods Transport Liaison Committee (CLTM) elected its new board members. Vojtěch Hromíř from the Czech Republic’s ČESMAD Bohemia was elected president, Erik Østergaard from Danish member, DTL, was reelected vice president, and Joanna Popiolek from Polish member, ZMPD, was elected vice president.
The IRU Passenger Transport Council (CTP) also met separately to discuss the EU’s Mobility and Clean Mobility Packages, with the posting of workers in the spotlight, and some further dialogue on autonomous vehicles.
The annual Spring Cocktail gave participants the opportunity to hear the latest update on the CO2 standards for Heavy Duty Vehicles from the Director of DG Climate Action, Mr Artur Runge-Metzger.
IRU also launched a short film on the decarbonisation of road transport, highlighting the need for an intelligent transition to decarbonising transport and a holistic strategy for alternative fuels, innovation, training and investment.