EU to unveil €26bn transport plan

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The European Commission is to unveil new maps showing the nine major infrastructure corridors that it reckons will revolutionised East-West connections across Europe.

The EU is investing €26 billion for co-funding transport projects to build cross-border missing links, remove bottlenecks and make the network smarter.

Siim Kallas, Commission vice-president for transport will publish the maps next Thursday in Tallinn, Estonia as the centrepiece of the “TEN-T Days in Tallinn (16-18 October), during which more than 1,000 people – including more than 18 transport ministers, members of the European Parliament, CEOs and stakeholders from all the transport sectors – will converge on Tallinn for discussions on implementing the new transport policy framework.

Kallas said: “We need to connect East with West and transform the current transport patchwork into a real network. Without good connections Europe will not grow or prosper.”

Nine corridors will provide the basis for the co-ordinated development of infrastructure within the core network. Covering at least 3 modes, 3 Member States and 2 cross-border sections, these corridors will bring together the Member States concerned, as well as the relevant stakeholders.

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