This axis will contribute to the success of EU enlargement by better connecting the new Member States, and by providing high-speed railway services as an alternative to road for intra-EU traffic in heavily populated areas in the core of Europe. The project will provide a continuous rail axis for both passengers and freight from Paris to Bratislava via Strasbourg, Stuttgart and Vienna.
The regions and cities involved in this axis have established a framework for cooperation, to assess the opportunities for local development and economic integration (‘Magistrale for Europe’).
The European Commission has designated Péter Balázs as European coordinator for this priority axis, which should be finalised by 2015.
Type: Video news release Reference: I-052720 Date: 01/09/2006 Duration: 06:09Personalities:Jacques Barrot,Péter BalázsLocation:Bosnia and Herzegovina,Bulgaria,France,Italy Documents:LINKS,