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Tuesday, November 17, 2015EAC for standardised pan-European criteria for passenger car tolls

At a parliamentary lunchtime discussion with representatives from politics and industry, EAC President Bernd Opolka issued a clear call “to harmonise the European system of passenger car tolls”.
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Friday, November 7, 2014European Automobile Clubs (EAC) welcomes new member

In its autumn session, the General Meeting of the European Automobile Clubs (EAC) voted to approve the membership of the Slovak Republic Automobile Club (Autoklub Slovenskej republiky – AKSR).
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Monday, April 15, 2013Gigaliner: Revision proposal of Directive 96/53 does not meet expectations

The new proposal from the European Commission to revise Directive 1996/53 fails to clarify the public dispute concerning longer and heavier vehicles (LHVs, or ‘megatrucks’). By constituting the critically considered re-interpretation of the hitherto …
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Monday, March 26, 2012Gigaliner and road safety – Car drivers and cyclists join forces. Joint Position from EAC European Automobile Clubs and ECF European Cyclists’ Federation.

The European umbrella associations of national cyclists’ and automobile clubs have joined forces against the permission of longer lorries on European roads and today publish a joint position paper. The action of the two associations is due to the …
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Thursday, September 8, 2011EU Commission provides new impetus to finally implement eCall for new cars – EAC calls for a retrofitting system for older cars

The umbrella associations of European Automobile Clubs EAC welcomes the EU Commission’s first measures to have implemented eCall by 2015. “However, if eCall is to be a veritable automatic emergency system, it should be also applicable to older cars …
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Thursday, October 21, 2010Bernd Opolka elected new President of the EAC

The former Secretary General of the Automobile and Travel Club Germany (ARCD) was elected new President of the European Automobile Clubs EAC for the next three years.
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Thursday, March 4, 2010Maximum Protection at Low Cost – EAC demands harmonised regulation on safety vests

“We want the safety vest for all Europeans. The wearing of these vests should be standardised throughout Europe, at least on motorways and highways.” Peter Stuppacher, president of the European Automobile Clubs (EAC) said on Wednesday evening at the …
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Tuesday, March 2, 2010EAC signs European Road Safety Charter

By signing the Charter, once again the EAC affirms its efforts to enhance European road safety. „Safe roads are our objective. To support the European Road Safety Charter with all means we have at our disposal is thus only the logical consequence“, …
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009EAC and ARBÖ do not give up the fight against overpriced Slovenian tolling system

Already in May 2008, on the initiative of his Austrian member ARBÖ, the EAC took action against the Slovenian tolling system, fi nally introduced in July last year. Our criticism: The sole offering of annual and half-year vignettes as well as the later …
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Wednesday, January 21, 2009EU-study plays down problems coming along with heavy commercial vehicles – EAC wants to stress aspects of security and environment

25 metres long lorries weighing 60 tons – a nightmare for many road users. Nevertheless, the publication of a scientific study ordered by the EU Commission is renewing the discussion about their approval.
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