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Sustainable mobility going backwards between France and Spain

Sustainable mobility going backwards with the diminution of cross-border trains between France and Spain Since 2013, Spanish public rail operator Renfe and French SNCF have been operating services together between France and Spain through Catalonia. However, on 11 December 2022, this cooperation ended and from now on only two trains a day in each direction will cross the border through…
eco-union
12 December, 2022
Governance and PoliciesNewsNotes de premsaPress releaseSustainable Mobility

Travel industry and civil society calling to shift to rail

European actors of the rail and travel sector, rail industry, civil society and passengers associations call on European Institutions and Member states to take bold actions now to achieve a climate-friendly transport system by 2030. Their call was presented at the Connecting Europe Days in Lyon, by Europe on Rail on the Panel “Boosting Passenger Rail Transport” (15:00h-16:30h CET).  “The…
eco-union
1 July, 2022
NewsPress releaseRenewable Energies

Power to the roofs: Repowering Europe through rooftop Solar PV

New report compares European countries’ policies and practices in regards to residential rooftop solar PV and reveals the lack of a right regulatory framework and many barriers that are hindering their progress. The upcoming EU Solar Energy Strategy and the announced European Solar Rooftops Initiative need to provide direction for member states to accelerate their rollout of rooftop solar PV.…
eco-union
16 May, 2022
Ecological transitionGovernance and PoliciesNewsPress release

Choosing the right path at this turning point in history

Civil society call for solidarity and a strong commitment to the ecological and social transition for resilience, energy independence and peace. The European Environmental Bureau, SDG Watch Europe, the European Youth Movement and Solidar, together with eco-union and other European civil society networks and organisations, ask that decision-makers across the EU recognise the fundamental need to work together as never…
eco-union
25 April, 2022
NewsPress releaseSustainable Mobility

Mobility Eco Forum, connecting Spain to Europe

Press Note 15th March, 2022 We are at a turning point for the future of our planet, and transport is one of the key drivers of change. High-speed rail transport has taken on an increasingly important role in the European mobility system. With the electrification of railways, rail has also become one of the instruments to accelerate the climate agenda…
eco-union
15 March, 2022
NewsPress releaseSustainable Mobility

#RailRenaissance – How can the EU Recovery and Resilience Funds contribute to European passenger rail?

The European Union has raised €672.5 billion in loans and grants to be distributed to Member States with the objective to incentivise reforms and investments which contribute to build a new post-pandemic economy and society. As expressed by the European Commission (EC) itself, the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RFF) aims to mitigate the economic and social impact of the coronavirus…
eco-union
21 July, 2021
Governance and PoliciesPress release

Open letter to EU Transport Ministers

Ahead of the European Commission's Transport Council on 3 June 2021, 36 environmental organisations, including eco-union, have signed an open letter addressed to all European Ministers. The environmental organisations are calling for a strong policy proposal to shift international passenger trips to rail delivering on the European Year of Rail 2021.Scroll down to read the letter, discover the petitions and…
eco-union
10 May, 2021