Clean transport to play a critical role in battle to save the European Union

September 15, 2016

European Commission president Jean Claude-Juncker has urged member states to ‘get to work’ on an ambitious policy programme to tackle an ‘existential crisis’ in the group of nations. In a forty-minute speech, Juncker warned that member states had to set their differences aside in the face of numerous problems and focus instead on the benefits of working together to solve them. This included a series of policies designed to tackle some of the most challenging issues facing the union, such as immigration and terrorism, but also policies designed to tie the union together and show the benefits of membership, including an integrated transport strategy. Proposed measures cover the implementation of the EU’s low-emission mobility strategy, which plans for an accelerated shift to zero-emission vehicles, with ambitious targets for their mass adoption by 2030. Juncker added: “We have to get to work if we want to show to the world that Europe is still a force capable of joint action.”

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