On Friday 20 January 2023, another meeting of the Czech-German Working Group for the exchange of the Czech Republic's port areas took place in Hamburg. The Czech delegation, led by Deputy Transport Minister Václav Bernard, held talks with the representatives of the Hamburg Port Authority. During the negotiations there was a shift in the topic involving the length of the tracks in the harbour and an agreement on the total area that shall be exchanged.
The state enterprise CENDIS and the State Fund for Transport Infrastructure (SFDI) remind drivers to check the validity of their electronic vignettes and buy a new one on time. Those who have set up a notification of the ticket's expiry will receive the notification in their e-mail or, if they have entered their phone number, via SMS.
Development of railway transport, the future shape of the TEN-T network and energy prices. These will be the main topics of an informal meeting of the Council of Ministers for Transport this Friday in Prague. On the day before the PIN Talk, a professional conference on improving the safety of young drivers, will take place.
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).