What is the Council?
The European Council and the Council of the EU are two very closely linked institutions. They have similar names and share the same buildings and staff - the General Secretariat of the Council (GSC). However, they have very different roles and membership.
Ministers discuss the 4th railway package and real car emissions
Ministers are expected to agree on a Council's position on the 4th railway package that seeks to open the market to more actors and improve the governance of railway infrastructure. This would be a step towards the Single European rail area.
Following recent revelations on manipulated emissions testing for diesel vehicles both in Europe and the United States, transport ministers will be briefed on emission testing procedures by European Commission. They will mainly focus on emission testing in real driving conditions for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles.