On 10 December, François Bausch, the Minister for Sustainable Development and Infrastructure, will chair the 'Transport' Council in Brussels.
The Council will hold a policy debate on social aspects of road transport. The Luxembourg Presidency want to canvass the point of view of Member States on current legislation and on the best means of ensuring that it is interpreted harmoniously and applied across the board. The Commission intends to present new initiatives in 2016.
During their working lunch, the ministers will discuss the issue of road safety.
In the afternoon, the Council should adopt its position at the first reading on the three pieces of legislation that form the technical pillar of the fourth railway package.
Furthermore, the Commission will present the air transport package called 'An Air Strategy for Europe' and report on the latest state-of-play for work concerning transport safety.
Press release issued by the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure