EU Transport Council to discuss measures for achieving the road safety objectives

Ministry of Transport and Communications
Publication date 17.6.2024 14.19 | Published in English on 24.6.2024 at 13.58
Press release
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European Union transport ministers will meet in Luxembourg on 18 June 2024. Minister of Transport and Communications Lulu Ranne will represent Finland at the meeting.

The Ministers are to adopt a general approach on two legislative proposals concerning maritime safety and inland waterways: a new regulation on the European Maritime Safety Agency, EMSA, and a revised directive on river information services, i.e. the so-called RIS directive.

The meeting will aim to reach a general approach on a new regulation on the use of railway infrastructure capacity in the single European railway area. In addition, the Ministers will take stock of progress reports on the directive on weights and dimensions, on the directive on combined transport, on the directive on driving disqualifications, and on the regulation on passenger rights in the context of multimodal journeys. 

The Council is to approve conclusions on the European Court of Auditors’ special report on the progress of EU measures to achieve its road safety objectives.

“The transport system must be efficient, safe and sustainable for people and society as a whole. It is especially important that the changes in the geopolitical and security situation are taken into account in EU-level policy measures. The transport infrastructure must strengthen Europe’s overall security, security of supply and military mobility,” Minister Ranne says.

On Wednesday, 19 June, Minister Ranne will take part in a road safety conference of the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), where the annual report on road safety across Europe will be published.


Noora Saarinen-Uutela, Senior Specialist, [email protected], tel. +358 50 557 7044, [email protected]