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Improving taxi services for customers with disabilities

IRU Taxi Group commits to improve services to customers with disabilities by adopting dedicated guidelines for taxi drivers.
The IRU Group “Taxis and Hire Cars with a Driver” today approved a dedicated toolkit containing guidelines for taxi drivers on how to best serve customers with disabilities.

GUE/NGL voices its opposition to the return directive and EU hypocrisy on immigration

"We will be participating in today's demonstration in Brussels against the return directive and supporting those NGOs who have designated it the 'outrageous directive,'" said Francis Wurtz, President of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) group in the European Parliament, and Giusto Catania, Vice-President of the EP Justice and Home Affairs Committee, speaking during a press conference to launch the latest GUE/NGL publication "Towards a Europe of mixed identities: our proposals to counter EU hypocrisies on migration"* in the European Parliament today.

GUE/NGL voices its opposition to the return directive and EU hypocrisy on immigration

"We will be participating in today's demonstration in Brussels against the return directive and supporting those NGOs who have designated it the 'outrageous directive,'" said Francis Wurtz, President of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) group in the European Parliament, and Giusto Catania, Vice-President of the EP Justice and Home Affairs Committee, speaking during a press conference to launch the latest GUE/NGL publication "Towards a Europe of mixed identities: our proposals to counter EU hypocrisies on migration"* in the European Parliament today.

New Ethanol REACH Association Launched

In response to the legal obligation to register ethanol under the EU’s REACH regulation, leading ethanol manufacturers in Europe have come together to set up the Ethanol REACH Association to enable joint submissions of high-quality dossiers. A joint submission of a ‘fit for purpose’ dossier is required wherever possible under REACH. It is also highly desirable to produce a dossier that is of sufficient quality that it would pass the scrutiny of the competent authorities should the dossier be subject to evaluation.

The 2008 Review of EU Telecoms Rules: An opportunity for next generation broadband networks

Brussels – With one million fibre-to-the-home subscribers compared to almost three in the US and
eleven in Asia, Europe needs a clear strategy to catch up in the deployment of next generation access
networks. Necessary investments to upgrade broadband networks across the EU are estimated to cost
up to 300 billion €.

EHA salutes the European Regions and Municipalities Partnership on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells (HyRaMP)

The European Hydrogen Association, EHA, salutes the 22
European Regions who formed the European Regions and Municipalities Partnership on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells, HyRamp, this week in in Brussels. The EHA has been asked to organise the HyRaMP secretariat for the first 6 months to facilitate the creation of the organisational structure and a concrete collaboration with the Joint Undertaking for Fuel Cells and Hydrogen (FCH JTI)that is currently being discussed in the EU Parliament and in the Council of the EU.

Energy liberalisation: Decision time

EurActiv special coverage around Parliament committee vote
EurActiv, the independent media portal specialised in EU policies, is running special coverage around a key vote in Parliament on the Commission's controversial proposals to complete the liberalisation of the EU gas and electricity markets.

Lifting Austrian traffic bans: a good starting point to balance economic growth with sustainable development!

The Austrian A12 goods vehicle ban as of 1 May 2008 provides a useful lesson for EU Transport Ministers to rebalance the EU environmental policy with the Lisbon Agenda requirements.

Brussels – European transport ministers will meet next week in Slovenia, to discuss how to meet the key objective of the Lisbon Strategy for economic growth whilst adequately managing the subsequent increase in trade flows and their social and environmental impacts.

South Africa ODF Adoption Outdated

South Africa’s recent adoption of the ODF standard represents a tact that will blunt innovation, much needed for their developing economy. The policy choice – which actually reduces software choice – runs contrary to worldwide policy trends, where multiple standards rule, thus threatening to separate South Africa from the wealth creating abilities of the global ICT industry.

Commission urged to ban seal products immediately after new evidence of cruel practices

European parliamentarians have joined forces with animal welfare organisations from all over Europe to press the European Commission for an immediate ban on seal products after fresh evidence emerged of cruel and wasteful practices in the ongoing seal hunt in Canada.

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