Austria will begin its Presidency of the Council of the European Union on 1 July 2018. Active climate protection is a priority for the Austrian Presidency. For the road transport, the Presidency wants to reach an agreement on CO2 fleet targets and standards for passenger cars and vans for 2025 and 2030. In addition, they will focus on the proposal on CO2 targets for heavy-duty vehicles (HDV). These two proposals on CO2 emissions are central to the Austrian Presidency: they are considered to be an important EU contribution to the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the achievement of the climate objectives.
The other focus areas of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union will be security and migration, securing prosperity and competitiveness through digitalisation, and stability in the neighbourhood.
More about the programme of the Austrian Presidency please see here.