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1 Directorate general for Energy and Transport European Commission 10 October 2006 Trans-European transport network (TEN) policy Catharina Sikow-Magny

2 Directorate general for Energy and Transport2 Policy development process l 1993TEN policy into the Treaty l 1996TEN Guidelines for EU15 l 2001Revision of the TEN Guidelines to include ports and airports l 2004Major revision of the TEN Guidelines and the Financial Regulation in view of EU27 l 2006Communication on the extension of the major TENs axes to the neighbouring countries involving 53 countries l 2010Revision of the TEN Guidelines?

3 Directorate general for Energy and Transport3 l The TENs aim at: u Integrating national networks u Linking peripheral regions of the Union to the centre u Integrating transport modes (intermodality) u Improving safety and efficiency of the networks Objectives for the TEN-T

4 Directorate general for Energy and Transport4 Main elements for the TEN policy l European priorities targeted by focussing investments on priority projects on 30 major trans-national axes l Enlargement facilitated by integrating the networks of the 10 new and 2 future Member countries l Sustainability addressed by giving priority to rail, intermodality and Motorways of the sea l Organisational means improved to facilitate co- ordination of funding and implementation of projects along the major axes l Financial framework adapted to enable concentration and target bottlenecks at border crossings

5 Directorate general for Energy and Transport5

6 6 Further information l DG Energy and Transport en.html l Trans-European Transport Networks l Contact

7 Directorate general for Energy and Transport7

8 8 Accessibilité Accessibility improves most in the periphery

9 Directorate general for Energy and Transport9 Implementation of 30 priority projects Regional economic development stimulated Exchanges boosted in border areas

10 Directorate general for Energy and Transport10 Cost and financing of the TENs l Costs of completing the full network is 600 billion, of which 250 billion for the priority projects, by 2020 Sources of funding: National funding remains crucial European funding (TEN-budget, ERDF, Cohesion Fund, EIB) Private sector, direct user contribution – infrastructure charging (railway packages, Eurovignette)

11 Directorate general for Energy and Transport11 TEN financial regulation l Current regulation u Studies <50% u Works <10% u Cross-border and cross natural barriers <20% l Commission proposal under discussion u Studies <50% u Priority projects F Works <20% F Cross-border and cross natural barriers <30% u Works on other projects <10% u European Rail Traffic Management System <50% u Deployment of road and inland waterway traffic management systems <20%

12 Directorate general for Energy and Transport12 TENs and the neighbouring countries l Context: European Neighbourhood Policy l Aim: Avoid dividing lines in Europe l Tool: Connect the major TEN axes of the enlarged EU with the those of the neighbouring countries l Methodology: Commission Communication based on recommendations of the High Level Group de Palacio u 5 transnational axes u Indicative lists of infrastructure projects u A number of horizontal measures to ensure efficient traffic flows

13 Directorate general for Energy and Transport13 Enlargement Traffic volumes and share of international traffic to grow rapidly By 2020: EU15 70% AC 95%

14 Directorate general for Energy and Transport

15 15 Further information l DG Energy and Transport en.html l Trans-European Transport Networks l Contact


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