During its meeting on 26 March the Transport Council adopted the Galileo satellite navigation programme, a Directive on noise pollution in airports and a common position on the gas emission controls of motorcycles.
The results of the Transport and Telecommunications Council on 26 March included the following:
- the adoption of the Galileo satellite system, with a budget of 450 million euro;
- the agreement on cooperation together with Mediterranean countries in the field of transport;
- a political debate on the White Paper on European Transport 2010;
- Adoption of a Directive on noise pollution in airports (hush kits);
- a request to the COREPER to review the Commission proposals on the ‘Single European Sky’ in order to make substantive progress on the issue in June 2002;
- an agreement on the prolongation of 60 days of the special airline insurance regime following the 11 September attacks and similar steps in the US;
- Adoption of its common position on gas emission controls for motorcycles.
The Council was also briefed on the state of play of access to port services, environmental performance of goods transport, development of a trans-European transport network, indemnisation of air passengers, public transport services and social issues of road transport.