Results from Transport Minister meeting in Luxembourg

On 1 June 2023, ministers responsible for transport met in Luxembourg to discuss a revised directive on driving licences and a revised directive aiming at facilitating the cross-border exchange of information on road-safety-related traffic offences. Ministers were also informed by the Presidency on the state of play of the transport components of the ‘Fit for 55’ package, namely

  • the regulation on the use of renewable and low-carbon fuels in maritime transport (FuelEU maritime initiative);
  • the regulation on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure (AFIR); and
  • the regulation on ensuring a level playing field for sustainable air transport (ReFuelEU aviation initiative).

Further information was provided regarding the state of play of the following pending legislative proposals:

  • the regulations on Singe European Sky 2+ (SES2+ package);
  • the revision of the directive on the framework for the deployment of intelligent transport systems (ITS);
  • the revision of the regulation on Union guidelines for the development of the trans-European transport network (TEN-T); and
  • the directive on the Union-wide effect of certain driving disqualifications.

Background information on each of these topics and additional discussion points can be obtained from the original news post published on the website of the European Council.