Seehofer testifies before committee investigating the ‘toll debacle’

By |maj 28th, 2020|Andreas Scheuer, Austria, ECJ, Germany, Horst Seehofer, News, road toll|

On Thursday (28 May), German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) testified before the investigative committee tasking with deciding on the responsibility for the government's 'toll debacle,' which could cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of euros.

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German-German dispute over fibre optic funding to be decided in Brussels

By |maj 11th, 2020|Andreas Scheuer, Broadband, CDU, CDU/CSU, CSU, fibre optic cables, Germany, gigabit, internet, News|

The European Commission is examining German plans to support the fibre optic industry. The Christian Democrat (CDU/CSU) parliamentary group asked for early approval, while the fixed network industry association BREKO is opposed to the measures. EURACTI...

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German government concludes ‘freight transport pact’ to ensure food supply

By |marec 27th, 2020|agriculture, Andreas Scheuer, coronavirus, COVID-19, food supply chain, Germany, Julia Klöckner, News, seasonal workers, supply chains, transport|

The German logistics industry and the food trade are taking joint measures to ensure food safety. However, problems still exist with seasonal workers need to work in the fields.

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German Greens want to ban domestic flights by 2035

By |julij 24th, 2019|air travel, Andreas Scheuer, aviation tax, Deutsche Bahn, flights, kerosene tax, News, Railway system, trains|

Germany's Greens plan to make domestic flights 'largely obsolete' by 2035. To this end, they want to introduce a tax on kerosene and gradually increase rail traffic. The EU, however, is far from finding a solution on how to tax air travel. EURACTIV Ger...

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