Commission adopts first action plan on trans-European networks (transport, energy and telecommunications).
TENs given legal base in Maastricht Treaty.
Essen European Council endorses list of 14 TEN-T ‘specific’ projects, drawn up by a group chaired by then Commission Vice-President Henning Christophersen.
Financial regulation for TEN-T support adopted.
Adoption of TEN-T guidelines.
Extension of TEN-T guidelines to port infrastructure (seaports, inland ports and intermodal terminals) adopted.
A group chaired by former Commission Vice-President Karel Van Miert proposes new priority projects and calls for new means of funding.
Revised guidelines and financial regulation adopted, with a list of 30 priority projects (including the original 14) and a higher maximum funding rate of 20 % in certain cases.
Nomination of the first six European coordinators.
A group chaired by former Commission Vice-President Loyola de Palacio due to propose axes linking TEN-T to neighbouring countries outside the EU.