The European Commission is asking for feedback on guidelines for the development of the trans-European transport network.
EU policy on transport infrastructure aims to facilitate transport across Europe and reduce regional, economic, and social disparities by developing interconnected infrastructure for air, road, rail ,and shipping (the trans-European transport network). This policy is governed by Regulation 1315/2013, which sets guidelines for:
− national and EU investment in transport infrastructure
− targeted funding under the Connecting Europe Facility and other relevant EU schemes.
This initiative will revise these guidelines. Currently, the European Commission is collecting feedback on the adopted act. All feedback received will be summarised by the European Commission and presented to the European Parliament and Council with the aim of feeding into the legislative debate.
On April 21, the European Parliament Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) held a debate on the guidelines for the development of the trans-European transport (Ten-T) network, amending Regulation (EU) 2021/1153 and Regulation (EU) No 913/2010 and repealing Regulation (EU) 1315/2013. The rapporteur for the opinion underlined that accessibility, inclusivity, and sustainability should be at the heart of the Ten-T network, a stance supported by colleagues who took the floor. Moreover, he stated that the war in Ukraine had shown the need for the network to also play a key role in terms of military mobility and ensuring food security in Europe.
To provide feedback to the European Commission, please see here. The deadline is the 24th of June 2022.
For more information about the debate in the European Parliament, please see here.