About: Dominique Riquet

Transport 27-07-2016

MEPs battle Commission over €1 billion transport and energy cuts

Members of the European Parliament have warned the Commission not to make more cuts to its €30 billion fund for building transport, energy and telecoms infrastructure.
Brexit 28-06-2016

Brexit will end EU investment in the UK

A major contributor to the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) and the main beneficiary of the Juncker Plan, a post-Brexit United Kingdom will have to learn to live without EU investment. EURACTIV France reports.
Brexit 24-06-2016

Brexit threatens to undo UK’s Calais border deal

The bilateral agreement on the policing of the UK border on French territory could be one of the first victims of Brexit. EURACTIV France reports.

Hypocrisy at the heart of the PNR debate

EU member states still refuse to share information on air passengers, fearing the data could fall into the wrong hands. France is pushing for the proposal’s adoption with one hand, while watering it down with the other. EURACTIV France reports.
Brexit 10-03-2016

Irritated French politicians begin backing Brexit

Most French political parties officially support the United Kingdom's continued membership of the EU. But cracks in the veneer are beginning to show, as more and more French politicians back Brexit. EURACTIV France reports.
Transport 08-02-2016

Greens accuse France of double standards on diesel emissions

French Green MEPs have called on Ségolène Royal to challenge the EU’s new diesel emissions limits, but the ecology minister supported the lower standards when they were adopted in October. EURACTIV France reports.

Commission threatens to loot Erasmus budget to finance Juncker Plan

The European Parliament refuses to take funds from existing investment programmes to finance the Juncker Plan. The choice could jeopardise the future of Erasmus and Galileo, according to the Commission. EURACTIV France reports
Transport 06-03-2015

French MEP: Shipping is transport for the future

Europe is a global leader in maritime transport, a sector which emits 15 times less CO2 than road haulage. Yet, the European Union has so far failed to develop so-called "motorways of the sea", Dominique Riquet told EURACTIV France
Transport 04-03-2015

EU efforts to promote sea transport bring little progress

Almost 40% of goods traded within the European Union are transported by sea, a cleaner alternative to road transport. Despite efforts from Brussels to promote maritime transport, the sector's market share within the EU has not grown in the last 15 years. EURACTIV France reports
Public Affairs 11-12-2014

European Parliament agrees on new intergroups

Intergroups have no legislative power, but are formed to promote exchange of views - on subjects as diverse as animal rights or youth - and are often used as a single point of contact by lobbyists. EURACTIV France reports
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Euro & Finance 20-11-2014

EIB will administer Juncker investment plan through new fund

The European Commission is due to present its 300 billion euro investment plan next week. This plan is expected to rely heavily on the European Investment Bank (EIB), which could be put in charge of a new investment fund. EURACTIV France reports

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