Improvement of the main railway corridor between Děčín and Bad Schandau, a high-speed line from Prague to Dresden and improvement of regional connections. These were the main topics of the meeting between Czech transport minister Martin Kupka and his Saxon counterpart Martin Dulig in Königstein near Dresden. The two ministers also discussed the ongoing Czech Presidency of the EU Council and cooperation in introducing innovations in the field of transport.
The European Commission will help refugees from Ukraine through its regulation effective from 27 July, temporarily recognising their driving licences and professional qualification as professional drivers of trucks and buses in its member states. This measure applies to Ukrainian citizens who are granted temporary protection in EU countries and is valid for the duration of this protection.
The Czech Republic and Germany have signed an agreement on the possibility of conducting examinations for waterway sections with special risks declared in Germany in the Czech language at the offices of the State Navigation Administration in the Czech Republic. Several hundred Czech citizens will benefit from this new agreement. The agreement was signed in Hřensko by the representatives of the Czech State Navigation Administration and the German General Directorate of Waterways and Navigation (Generaldirektion der Wasserstraßen und Schifffahrt).
The road link between the Czech Republic and Poland or the traffic situation at the border. These were the main topics discussed by Czech transport minister Martin Kupka and his Polish counterpart Andrzej Adamczyk during a tour of the border region. They also visited the construction site of the S3 speedway near Lubawka in Poland and held talks with the mayors of the municipalities affected by the construction of the D11 motorway in Trutnov.
Revision of the TEN-T regulation, promotion of high-speed railways across Europe and strengthening of the role of the European Union in space. This was what the transport minister Martin Kupka spoke about to the Members of the European Parliament. Speaking in the Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN) and the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE), he presented and explained to MEPs the Czech Presidency's transport plans for the upcoming six months.
The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) partnered with Czech rail operator České dráhy and infrastructure manager Správa železnic to host an event on 11 July looking at the state of high-speed rail in Europe. Organised with the Czech Presidency of the EU Council, the debate was opened by Czech Minister of Transport Martin Kupka. Czechia is currently preparing a major high-speed rail project connecting the Central Eastern Europe (CEE) region and laying an important foundation for the wider European vision of linking all major European cities by high-speed rail.