The Minister for Transport, Mobility and the Urban Agenda, Raquel Sánchez, will participate in the Informal Council of Transport and Energy Ministers of the European Union, which is being held this Monday and Tuesday in Stockholm (Sweden), to debate with their community counterparts on the future of policies to move towards a competitive and climate neutral Europe and promote an accelerated green transition of transport beyond 2030.

Sánchez will take the opportunity to hold a bilateral meeting with the French minister in charge of Transport, Clément Beaune, to discuss issues of common interest on the future of transport and cross-border connections, reports the Minister’s Department.

Likewise, he will have bilateral meetings with the European Transport Commissioner, Adina Vãlean; with the Belgian Minister of Mobility; with Georges Gilkinet; with the new Minister of Infrastructure of Portugal, Joao Galamba, and with the Deputy Secretary of State for Transport of Hungary, with Loránd Bói.

The minister will also hold a brief meeting with the ministers of Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Romania and Sweden. In the meetings, Raquel Sánchez will convey the priorities and initiatives that Mitma will promote in the fields of mobility and transport during the Spanish presidency of the Council of the European Union.

The Informal Council of Ministers will be articulated in three work sessions in which the strategy to achieve sustainable and decarbonised mobility will be delved into and, thus, contribute to reducing CO2 emissions and fighting climate change.

Specifically, a first session will take place on Monday in which they will focus on discussing which political initiatives should be prioritized at the international level and in the EU to promote the transition in the decarbonization of transport and be more competitive. That same day in the afternoon, a joint meeting will be held for the European transport and energy ministers in which they will discuss energy and transport policies for an accelerated green transition of the transport sector beyond 2030. The minister will attend this second work session accompanied by the Secretary of State for Energy, Sara Aagesen.

Finally, on Tuesday morning the third ministerial session will take place, in which the implementation of the ‘Fit for 55’ package will be discussed, taking stock and sharing best practices.

‘Fit for 55’ or Objective 55 refers to the objective of reducing emissions by at least 55 percent that the EU has set for 2030. The proposed package of measures is intended to adapt EU legislation to the objective of 2030.