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Road transport: new European driving licence

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From January 19th 2013, all new driving licences issued across the EU will be in the form of a plastic "credit card," with a standard European format and tougher security protection. The new European licence will progressively replace the more than 100 different paper and plastic models currently in use by more than 300 million drivers across the EU. It is part of a broader package of measures (3rd EU Driving Licence Directive) coming into force designed to enhance free movement, tackle driving licence fraud and improve road safety across the EU.

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EU support helps high speed rail travel in northern Spain

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The European Union will co-finance with €5 million from the TEN-T Programme a project to construct nearly 8 km of high speed railway track bed near Valladolid. The project, which is part of TEN-T Priority Project 3 (High speed railway axis of southwest Europe), will bring considerable benefits to rail traffic in the area.

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Hydrogen on TEN-T road network closer to reality thanks to EU grant

Hydrogen fueling station

The European Union will support with almost €3.5 million from the TEN-T Programme a project, taking place in The Netherlands and Denmark with the support of French and Swedish stakeholders, which will analyse the current situation of hydrogen refuelling stations and propose new strategies to expand their usage.

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EU to co-finance works on the Nordic Triangle road axis

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The European Union will provide co-financing of €4.4 million from the TEN-T Programme for a project to complete a missing part of the E18 motorway in Finland. The project, which is part of the "Nordic Triangle railway/road axis" (TEN-T Priority Project 12), will build an important section near the town of Hamina.

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New sea lock for Belgium and The Netherlands receives EU support

A preparatory study to analyse the construction of a sea lock in the Dutch city of Terneuzen will be partly funded by the EU via the TEN-T Programme. The project, which will receive almost €4 million in support, will tackle the capacity problem which is currently affecting the Terneuzen lock complex.

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EU to co-finance upgrade of key Polish railway line

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The European Union will provide support of just under €1.4 million from the TEN-T Programme to help upgrade an important railway line in Poland. The project, which forms part of the "Railway axis Gdańsk–Warszawa–Brno/Bratislava-Wien" (TEN-T Priority Project 23), will lay the groundwork for key improvements to be realised on this key section of the Polish railway network.

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Modernisation to the Port of Dunkirk receives EU support

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The European Union will co-finance with over €2.2 million from the TEN-T Programme studies analysing the possible ways to improve the rail connections to the French port of Dunkirk as well as the technical design for the construction of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering station.

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