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Energy Union Package

Date: 03 March, 2015

25. February the Commission decided on a European energy union package. In ensuring sustainable energy supply through harmonization and consolidation of the 28 energy markets, the package seeks to provide cheaper energy to EU’s citizens and businesses and improving the energy supply – chain. With regards the transport industry, the package will accelerate in making transport more efficient and less a burden for the climate. In order to reach this goal, actions are drawn up. With reference to the upcoming road transport package, the Commission emphasize taxes for use of infrastructure, better use of ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) such as efficient route calculations, and demand for energy efficient and clean vehicles

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Weights and dimensions Directive

Date: 26 February, 2015

The transport committee of the European Parliament voted on the 24 of February in favour of the compromise made between the European parliament and the Council of the European Union, on the revision of the weights and dimensions directive.

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High-level meeting in Bruxelles

On Thursday February 12 the CEO iof Nordic Logistics Association met with the Norwegian minister for Transport Mr. Ketil Solvik-Olsen and his secretary of state Mr. Bård Hoksrud.

The Norwegian minister was in Bruxelles for discussions on his request for a system where Norwegian authorities can require special competences of drivers conducting HGVs in extreme weather conditions.

The meeting with NLA was a good occassion for an informal discussion on how the wishes of the minister and NLF/NLA can be promoted in Bruxelles and in the EU.

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The Swedish association of road transport companies (SÅ) were visiting NLA

February 2-3 of 2015 NLA had visitors from the Swedish association of road transport companies – Sveriges Åkeriföretag. The visitors were from the training department and the legal department.

The visit was an opportunity to inform each other about our daily work in Sweden and in NLA and our work in the EU.

The group also met the IRU EU-office in Brussels and was given a presentation from Marc Billiet and Selina Glaap about IRUs main topics. Pasi Moisio from the Finnish association of road transport companies (SKAL) also met the group at the NLAs office to talk about the Finnish work on the training directive.

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