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#ConnectingEuropeFacility – €1.4 billion to support sustainable transport projects

#ConnectingEuropeFacility – €1.4 billion to support sustainable transport projects

| October 17, 2019

The European Commission has launched a call worth €1.4 billion to support key transport projects through the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), the EU’s central funding instrument for infrastructure networks. The investment will help build missing connections across the continent, while focusing on sustainable transport modes. Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc said: “To accelerate decarbonisation and contribute to the completion […]

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Commission launches Road Safety Exchange project with 12 member states and announces winners of #2019RoadSafetyAwards

Commission launches Road Safety Exchange project with 12 member states and announces winners of #2019RoadSafetyAwards

| October 11, 2019

The European Commission and member states have committed to the target of reducing fatalities and serious injuries on the roads by 50% between 2020 and 2030. The European Commission constantly underlines this commitment and yesterday launched a unique and EU-funded road safety project bringing together twelve member states to share ideas for improving road safety […]

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New EU-funded upgrades on the #NaplesBari line, southern Italy

New EU-funded upgrades on the #NaplesBari line, southern Italy

| October 9, 2019

The European Commission approved a €124 million investment from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to upgrade a 16.5-km section of the Naples-Bari railway line, between Cancello and Frasso Telesino, southern Italy. Works include doubling-up single-track rail lines to increase speed, capacity and reduce travel time. Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc said: “This EU project will give a […]

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UK #HighSpeedRailLink is over budget, years behind schedule, government says

UK #HighSpeedRailLink is over budget, years behind schedule, government says

| September 4, 2019

A proposed high-speed rail project to improve links from London to central and northern England will cost about 20 billion pounds more than originally expected and is up to five years behind schedule, the government said on Tuesday (3 September), writes Michael Holden of Reuters. The High Speed 2 project (HS2) aims to slash journey […]

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#MobilityPackage – The last chapter for the European Union?

#MobilityPackage – The last chapter for the European Union?

| September 2, 2019

I was born two years after the criminal system of Communism had been overthrown in Poland. That happened for the very first time in world history. For readers from the western Europe, communism is just one of many ideologies. For readers from Eastern Europe, those behind the ‘Iron Curtain’, there is almost 50 years of […]

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Auditors checking if #EURoadNetwork is on track

Auditors checking if #EURoadNetwork is on track

The European Court of Auditors is conducting an audit of EU support for the network of roads connecting member states and regions. The auditors will examine whether the European Commission’s actions and funding are ensuring that member states remain on track to complete the network on time and improve connectivity for citizens. The auditors have […]

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MEPs approve new #CO2Emissions limits for trucks

MEPs approve new #CO2Emissions limits for trucks

| April 23, 2019

The first ever EU regulation on CO2 emissions for trucks and lorries was approved by Parliament last week, in an effort to curb rising road transport emissions. The new legislation, informally agreed between MEPs and the Romanian Presidency of the Council in February, was adopted with 474 votes in favour, 47 against and 11 abstentions. […]

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