Issue n° 169 - 28 March 2014

Mobility and transport

In the spotlight

Transport infographics

Transport Business Summit 2014: opportunities and challenges of transport

European Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas and the Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport hosted the second Transport Business Summit on 27 March in Brussels. The conference brought together industry leaders and decision-makers to discuss transport's role in driving Europe's economy forward. The summit participants also saw an illustration of how EU policy has evolved over the last 5 years with the latest infographics, the presentation of the 2014 Logistics Performance Index by the World Bank and the World Economic Forum's view on the "Connected World" of the Future.

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Commissioner's corner

Speech on Transport: driving Europe’s economy forward

"EU transport policy has always focused on overcoming obstacles between Member States – whether technical, administrative or regulatory. The ultimate objective is to create a single European transport area with fair competition conditions, for - and between - the different forms of transport: road, rail, air and waterborne."

Siim Kallas

Read the full speech.

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Figure of the month

8 billion

26 Billion euro in funding will be provided by the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) to transform today’s patchwork of roads, railways, airports and canals into a unified trans-European transport network.

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We were asked about...

Question asked by Oldřich Vlasák (ECR)

(31 January 2014)

Subject: Question on the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF)

In order to secure co‐financing for transport infrastructure from EU funds, the Czech Republic will have to assign transport projects to the operational programme for transport or to the CEF in the upcoming programming period of 2014‐2020. I should like to put the following questions regarding the CEF to the Commission:

  1. Will the Commission apply any rules on the allocation of CEF funds in respect of specific transport projects other than those laid down in Regulation (EU) No 1315/2013 or Regulation (EU) No 1316/2013? An example could be rules on the distribution of funds between individual types of transport infrastructure (motorways, rail, etc.).
  2. If so, what would these rules be? What specific EU legislation would the Commission take as the basis for implementing these additional rules? 

Read the answer

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