EU Hydrogen Strategy

At the webinar organised by the Section for Transport, Energy, Infrastructure and the Information Society (TEN), EESC members point out that the contribution of civil society will be fundamental for the future of the EU’s hydrogen strategy. Developing a renewable hydrogen ecosystem is a key priority for achieving the European Green Deal, but the social…

Borrell speaks with Bourita and Boukadoum about El Guergerat

The High Representative Josep Borrell met earlier today (November 15) with the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Morocco Nasser Bourita and of Algeria Sabri Boukadoum, to learn about the latest developments in the El Guerguerat area, following recent events. The High Representative recalled on this occasion the EU’s full support for the…

Freight Volumes Continue to Increase at Brussels Airport

312,556 passengers passed through Brussels Airport in October, barely 13% of the number of passengers in October 2019. Freight transport continues to grow, with volumes transported increasing by 12% in October. ‘The passenger figures for the last few months are obviously catastrophic,’ explains Arnaud Feist, CEO of Brussels Airport Company. “The current situation is untenable for all players…

Morocco Restores Free Movement in El Guergerat

Following complaints from hundreds of truckers and freight transport businesses concerning road blockades and banditry in the El Guergerat region in the Moroccan Sahara, Morocco’s security forces today took action to restore the free movement of goods and people in the region. The “Polisario” and its militias entered the area on 21 October, carried out…

#Transform Transport

Greenpeace Germany activists projected the slogan “Stop driving the climate crisis #TransformTransport” onto the Germany Ministry of Transport in Berlin early this morning to stop the expansion of freeways and invest in infrastructure for climate-friendly alternatives such as rail, bus and bicycle transport. Under the leadership of the German presidency of the European Union (EU),…

Brussels Airport Winter Schedule

Sunday 25 October marks the beginning of the winter season for the aviation sector. This year Brussels offers flights to 120 destinations both in and outside Europe. Above all, Brussels Airport is seeking to make travel safe, thanks in part to the pre-departure tests required for many destinations. From 25 October to 25 March 40…

Passenger Numbers Down at Brussels Airport

379,303 passengers passed through Brussels Airport during September. This is just 15.2% of the total number of passengers recorded in September 2019. This 85% drop in passenger numbers is mainly due to increased travel restrictions particularly for Spain. Meanwhile, air freight showed a strong 18.9% increase in volumes in September making this the fourth consecutive…

Emirates Skywards Launches Marketing Drive

The airline sector has been particularly badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Many airlines have had to lay off thousands of staff and some have even gone bust. The ongoing crisis is said to be the worst the industry has ever experienced. But amid the depressing headlines there is some better news from at least one…