Minister Berner and Commissioner Bulc discuss drone regulation and transport digitalisation

News article 21.11.2017 13.40 fi sv en

Minister Anne Berner and Commissioner of Transport Violeta Bulc at Drone conference 21.11.2017 (Photo: Ministry of Transport and Communications)

Minister of Transport and Communications Anne Berner and Commissioner of Transport Violeta Bulc are meeting to discuss the future of unmanned aviation in Finland and Europe, the digitalisation of transport and the abolition of summer time.

“It is important to improve the business opportunities of unmanned aircraft and safe use of drones through regulation. It is also important to promote the utilisation of new technology and thereby automation in transport,” says Minister Berner.

Minister Berner also raised the topic of ending the summer time arrangements. Minister Berner sent a letter on this issue to the Commissioner on 15 November 2017.

“We have proposed that the issue be put on the agenda of the Transport Council’s meeting in December. Then the transport ministers would have the opportunity to inquire about the potential intentions of the Commission and other Member States in this matter,” Minister Berner explains.