Presentation on theme: "TEN-T R EVIEW AND “C ONNECTING E UROPE F ACILITY ” CPMR PROPOSALS LISBON 6 March 2012."— Presentation transcript:
TEN-T R EVIEW AND “C ONNECTING E UROPE F ACILITY ” CPMR PROPOSALS LISBON 6 March 2012
A “reasonable” budget to fund the TEN-T 56 Billions (Connecting Europe Facility +Cohesion Fund) proposed for 2014-2020, to compare to 43 Billions for 2007- 2013 ( + ERDF) The Cohesion Fund budget proposed is a non-negotiable minimum, and 50% of this fund should be effectively ringfenced for the TEN-T. A CEF budget as high as possible provided that its criteria for intervention give priority to territorial cohesion, improving accessibility and sustainable maritime transport.
CEF/TEN-T: Governance needs to be improved The Regions remain distanced from decisions Some elements of progress Fears of regression : Centralization and bonus at maturity Flexibility between the 3 areas covered by the CEF Loss of State control over Cohesion Fund interventions in the TEN-T
TEN-T for territorial cohesion The CPMR recognises the relevance of the concept of multimodal corridors. However, it opposes the very high concentration (85 %?) of CEF funding on just 10 corridors making the rest of the Core Network becoming “skeletal”. CPMR proposes to improve the routes of these corridors. The current draft ERDF regulation doesn’t allow to co- finance transport infrastructures in the more developed Regions, and cohesion policy does not therefore allow the TEN-T to ensure full accessibility to the core network.
An ambitious CEF 11 th priority : “Sustainable Maritime Connections : SMCs ” Lack of maritime ambition in the EC proposals to meet EU commitments on carbon emissions. CPMR offers to assist the European Commission in developing a new EU instrument to support Short Sea Shipping services to replace – or complement- the Motorways of the Sea Building on the success of the Ecobonus model, benefiting from an assessment of Marco Polo and the Motorways of the Sea, and taking on board the context created by the new restrictions on sulphur content in marine fuels. It should foster accessibility, ensure that it generates no distortion to competition and improve the overall sustainability of maritime transport. The CPMR proposes that a significant part of the CEF budget be allocated to SMCs. In the same way as the 10 other priorities, the SMCs should benefit from a European coordinator and a transnational coordination platform.
Port investment discriminated against in the CEF? The CPMR calls for the CEF regulation to align the co-financing rate for port investments with that of the cross-border sections : upgrade from 20% to 40%.
TEN-T/CEF and neighbourhood The CPMR notes the limits regarding the intervention of the CEF outside the EU. It regrets that the TEN-T fails to take into account the Russian and southern Mediterranean ports. Consistent with its high expectations vis-à-vis the EU’s policy towards its neighbours, it will mobilize for a better consideration of neighbouring countries in EU transport infrastructure policy.
TEN-T Maps The CPMR proposed amendments relate to the TEN-T core network on two levels: The 10 priority multi-modal corridors, where the Commission wants to focus its financial intervention by the CEF. The rest of the core network, concerning the Rail (freight and passenger) sections, the Road sections, the Ports, RRT Rail-Road Terminals and the urban nodes.
TEN-T Maps The 10 priority multi-modal corridors based on the published maps by the Commission on 19 October 2011. CPMR proposals: -Two extensions of the Corridor n°3 Mediterranean. -Extension of Corridor n°9 Amsterdam-Basel/Lyon- Marseille to Genova.
TEN-T Maps Map of the Core network, proposed by the Commission on 19 October 2011. Rails and Roads Ports RRT
TEN-T Maps Map of the Core network, proposed by the Commission on 19 October 2011. CPMR proposes the following additions to the Core Network: Rail and Road sections
TEN-T Maps Map of the Core network, proposed by the Commission on 19 October 2011. CPMR proposes the following additions to the Core Network: Rail and Road sections Ports RRT Rail and Road Terminals
TEN-T Maps The detail of these additions and the underlying arguments are available in the annexes of the Geographical Commissions. -North Sea Commission -Atlantic Arc Commission -Inter-Mediterranean Commission -Balkan and Black Sea Commision