7 Jun

The Council of Transport Ministers took place on 2 June 2022 in Luxembourg. On behalf of Hungary, Ambassador Gábor Baranyai attended the meeting. The Council adopted general approaches on the legislative proposals of the Fit for 55 package that relate to transport.

These proposals will play a significant role in the EU’s efforts to cut its transport emissions by 90%, a prerequisite for meeting the 2050 climate neutrality.

The Council started its meeting by adopting a general approach on the draft regulation on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure (“AFIR”). Subsequently, the Council adopted its general approach on a proposal aimed at ensuring a level playing field for a sustainable air transport sector (“ReFuelEU Aviation”). The Council then unanimously adopted its general approach on a proposal to promote the use of renewable and low-carbon fuels in maritime transport (“FuelEU Maritime”).

Based on a progress report, ministers held an exchange of views on the draft regulation on the development of the trans-European transport network (TEN-T).

Over lunch, ministers exchanged views on Ukraine's situation to provide a co-ordinated response in the field of transport to Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine.