Ten-T Day 2012: extracts from the keynote speech by Siim Kallas

Type: Speech - summary   Reference: I-075471   Duration: 10:01:48  Lieu:
End production: 29/11/2012   First transmission: 29/11/2012
On 29 November 2012, Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Transport participated to the conference entitled ''Transport business summit – connect to compete'' in Brussels. Business leaders and major players in industry and the economy came together at this unique opportunity to openly discuss the challenges faced by transport in Europe today. In an innovative setting, the event brought together transport service providers and users, policy makers, along with 300 other participants and the media.

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10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 General view of the conference room 00:00:03
10:00:08 Soundbite by Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Transport (in ENGLISH): With these last calls, we are taking stocks of achievements and preparing for the future. The purpose is the same: To invest in projects that can deliver and make the difference. Most importantly priority projects in rail, road and inland waterway sectors will continue to enjoy a big share of this investment effort. 00:00:26
10:00:35 Journalist taking notes 00:00:03
10:00:39 Soundbite by Siim Kallas (in ENGLISH): Several horizontal priorities will also be addressed; investment in motorways of the sea will have a positive effect on the sustainability and safety of transport. These projects offer an alternative to congested or less environmentally friendly land transport. They also strengthen EU cohesion by connecting different Member States and regions. 00:00:26
10:01:06 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:03
10:01:09 Soundbite by Siim Kallas (in ENGLISH): If we are to meet the future challenges set up in last year's transport white paper we need to focus EU funding on strong and solid proposals for projects where there are real commitments for all. This is a joined effort; the European Commission sets objectives, the agency closely follows the implementation for the project for these to succeed, Member States need to support actively, regional and local authorities must be engaged and local communities and stakeholders need to be determined. 00:00:39
10:01:48 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:03
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