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Preparing for the Czech Presidency to the EU Council in Transport Emanuel Šíp, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic Business Breakfast on Greening Transport in Europe 5 Nove mber 2008 Czech House Bru s sel s. Czech Presidency t o the EU Council.

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Preparing forthe Czech Presidencyto the EU Council in TransportEmanuel Šíp, Deputy Minister,Ministry of Transport of the Czech RepublicBusiness Breakfast on Greening Transport in Europe5November 2008 Czech HouseBrussels


Czech presidency t o the eu council
Czech Presidency to the EU Council

  • Taking place from 1 January till 30 June 2009

  • Part of the Trio of the French, Czech and Swedish Presidencies

  • Main motto of the Czech Presidency (CZ PRES): „Europe without Barriers“

  • Chief priority areas:

    • Competitive Europe

    • Energy and climate changes

    • Europe open and secure


Main priorities of cz pres in transport
Main priorities of CZ PRES in Transport

  • Optimization of internal market’s operation in transport area

  • Elimination of administrative barriers to business in the transport sector

  • Competitiveness of EU transport system

  • Road safety


Optimization of internal market s operation in transport area
Optimization of internal market’s operation in transport area

  • Implementation of measures contained in the Green Transport Package

  • Amendment of the Eurovignette Directive (1999/62)

  • Discussing Intelligent Transport Systems Action Plan


Optimization of internal market s operation in transport area1
Optimization of internal market’s operation in transport area

  • Revision of legal framework of the Single European Sky programme to speed up the process

  • SESAR - eendorsement of the ATM Master Plan

  • Discussion on further steps to evaluate and develop the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T)


Elimination of administrative barriers to business in the transport sector
Elimination of administrative barriers to business in the transport sector

  • Removing more existing barriers to doing business in international road freight and bus transport - final adoption of so-called Road Package

  • Amendment of Directive 2002/15 on working time in road transport -exclusion of self-employed drivers from the scope of this directive


Competitiveness of eu transport system
Competitiveness of EU transport system transport sector

  • Developing Galileo Programme

  • New Commission legislative initiative for creation of corridors for freight rail transport

  • Deepening relations with third countries in the air transport sector – especially EU-U.S.AirTransport Agreement


Road safety
Road safety transport sector

  • Discussion about the future orientation of the EU policy in the field of road traffic safety

  • Work towards European Road Traffic Safety Action Plan for 2011-2020

  • Proposal forDirective on cross-border enforcement in the field of road safety – follow upthe result of French Presidency


Preparing cz pres at the ministry
Preparing CZ PRES at the Ministry transport sector

  • Observer participation in Informal Councils (SI PRES – Brdo, FR PRES – La Rochelle)

  • Hiring temporary staff, aligning logistics, setting PR and communication systems...

  • Informal Council of Ministers taking place on 29 April 2009 in the town of Litoměřice in Northern Bohemia

  • Attaché trip in preparation for June 2009 to the picturesque scenery of the Bohemian Paradise (Český ráj)


Tel 420 724 063 670 e m anuel sip@mdcr cz www mdcr cz

Tel.: +420 724 063 670 transport [email protected]

Thank you for attention!


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