Swedish motorcyclists meet the minister of infrastructure

Swedish motorcyclists' association SMC (member of FEMA) was recently invited to a meeting with infrastructure minister Tomas Eneroth. It was the first meeting after the formation of a new government and the purpose was to follow up problems SMC discussed with the Swedish government earlier. On the agenda: relations with the

European elections 2019 – Why you should vote

With the elections for the European Parliament coming soon, many people wonder if they should vote at all. FEMA's Dolf Willigers wants to give you a number of reasons. The European Union has a bad reputation when it comes to its level of democracy, mostly because many people do not know

Cypriot motorcyclists in top meeting with transport minister

This week FEMA member CMRC, the Cyprus Motorcycle Rights Club, met with the Minister of Transport, Communications and Works, Mrs. Vasiliki Anastasiadou. The meeting was attended by administrative officials of the Ministry such as the Director of the Ministry, together with the Road Transport Department and the Public Works Department. CMRC President

Another EU-US trade war may hit motorcyclists

In the newest trade war between the EU and the USA, motorcycle parts are on the list of products that will have extra customs duties up to 100% if European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström gets her way. Parts for US brands motorcycles may become much more expensive. End March 2019

EU Parliament says ‘yes’ to safety technology in vehicles

Vulnerable road users, such as motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians will be better protected through safety features such as intelligent speed assistance and advanced emergency-braking system that will have to be installed in new vehicles as from May 2022. The European Parliament voted on the so-called General Safety Regulation on Tuesday 16

FEMA & the European Commission join forces to improve motorcycle safety

The FEMA team had another constructive meeting with officials from the European Commission, to discuss our joint efforts to improve road safety for motorcyclists. For FEMA it is very important to talk to the European Commission about the special place motorcyclists and other users of powered two-wheelers have in everyday traffic

Europe agrees on new vehicle safety standards

In the night from 25 to 26 of March, representatives of the European Parliament, the European Commission and the European Council of Ministers have reached a provisional agreement on the General Safety Regulation. Although the process isn't finished yet, we have come a step closer to safer vehicles. This means that

Swedish riders: ‘Motorcycle parking should be free again’

Swedish FEMA member SMC wants the cities of Stockholm, Malmö and Lund to return to free parking for all powered two-wheelers. They are smart vehicles that help to reduce queues, congestion and parking problems. Stockholm should encourage more people to commute on two-wheelers to increase accessibiliy. Powered two-wheelers are small, smart

Can choosing motorcycle clothing be made easier?

We motorcyclists could probably use all the help we can get when it comes to choosing and judging our next, safe motorcycle outfit. FEMA’s Wim Taal investigates what we need to look for and asks if the new Australian star rating system for motorcycle clothing could work in Europe as

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